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‘He’s A Different Player ‘ – Rodgers Talks Up Leicester City Hero Iheanacho

‘He’s A Different Player ‘ – Rodgers Talks Up Leicester City  Hero Iheanacho

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has lavished praises on Kelechi Iheanacho after the forward scored a stunning winner in the Foxes’s 2-1 win against Crystal Palace on Monday night, reports Completesports.com.

Iheanacho set up Timothy Castagne for Leicester’s equalising goal five minutes after the interval before netting the decisive strike 10 minutes from time.

The Nigeria international has now scored 14 goals in his last 14 outings across all competitions for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

“It’s a great comparison, because he missed a penalty (in the reverse fixture) and his confidence wasn’t high,” Rodgers said reflecting on Iheanacho’s improvement.

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“A few months on, he’s a different player.

“We knew the quality he has, the talent he has, and now he’s getting an opportunity.

“We were playing a system that only allowed him to come into games, but we’ve now designed the team around the injuries, with a bit of common sense, we’ve put in attacking players.

“He’s been incredible, that’s 14 goals in 14 games now and all different types of finishes.

“Tonight, wow, what a strike. The team are delighted for him.”

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  • GLORY 3 years ago

    One thing about Nacho’s type of goals, is it provokes a burst of laughter. Had loads of that during that 2013 U-17 tournament. Next is a hattrick Nacho man. Go give it to dem Al just de way I n I like it. Lolz

  • Hmmm your eyes are now open to see that you were underutilizing him in previous formation. Good thing you changed your formation not because you are a master tactician but because of necessity. Injuries to your favourite players played a huge part in the creation of this new style of play. Otherwise, kelechi would have still been making cameo appearances from off the bench and we wouldn’t have gotten the opportunity to see what a wonderful striker he is.

    • Thank God for necessity… Lolz… Brendan was stuck with his guns, but situation change my guy,now him eye don clear, u can’t have Iheancho and not play him with a main striker, it’s sacrilege… This boy will deliver almost every time if you just play him with a pacey main striker….

      • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

        Judging by his youth days Kelechi is capable of scoring 20 to 30goals per season with lots of assist and sweet plays if they had discovered his position long ago. Coach Manu Garba kept on yelling on the media that Kelechi is not well used by most of the coaches including coach Rohr. And some of us who know Kelechi was in pain on how he is been used. Same thing happened to Obagoal before his career slided to one corner by injury and Asian riches. Most of our boys are not used to their main strength and some of them fade away overtime. Kelechi Nwakali is another Gem that I am hoping will be well utilized to his full potential by a decent team not all this div2 adventure.

  • NaijaEaglesFan 3 years ago

    The truth is, he has always been in top form but the coach has his preferred team therefore placing him on the bench which led to uninformed English former players/pundits describing him as a flop and prematurely calling for Leicester city cut ties with him. Now one of those pundits (Heskey) has repented and is singing IHEANACHO’s praises. During the time he was not playing regularly, I watched a match where he scored a goal from a difficult angle, instead of getting praises for the effort and the goal, he was criticized by Garry Neville for not passing it to Vardy to score. His argument was that he could have missed the goal from the position he took it from. I saw that then as pure envy and jealousy became that goal would have been nominated for goal of the season by the same Neville if it was score by an English player.

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