The Italian-born manager claims the 25-year-old forward will be motivated to do more after netting twice to earn the Foxes victory over the Toffees on Saturday

Leicester City manager, Claudio Ranieri has said that Ahmed Musa’s brace against Everton in the FA Cup third round clash on Saturday will boost his confidence in the Premier League.

The Nigeria international, who was introduced just 10 minutes to the end of the first half of the encounter, scored his side’s first goal in the 66th and five minutes later, completed his brace to hand his side a 2-1 win over the Toffees at the Goodison Park.

And the Italian-born tactician says the 25-year old has been putting a lot of efforts in training, adding that his presence in the game was too much for their opponent’s defenders.

"It is important for Musa because I saw him in the last month and he is much better," Ranieri told Leicester Mercury.

"Maybe he understands better the Premier League, the fight, and everything. He was a very good threat to Everton.

“It was similar to Jamie Vardy. Everybody was calmer when he attacked the space. It was good.

"Every league is different. In Italy, there is more tactical and the players must work so hard with the movement. Here you have to understand the spirit of the competition. Every ball is the last ball.

"He was used to playing in Russia. In Russia he scored a lot of goals because he was quicker than the other defenders. Here everyone is quick and strong. Now he is more confident and for me much better."