Iheanacho: Drogba, Rooney My EPL Role Models

Iheanacho: Drogba, Rooney My EPL Role Models

By James Agberebi:



Super Eagles and Manchester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho has identified Chelsea legend Didier Drogba and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney as his Premier League role models.


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Drogba scored 164 goals in 381 appearances over two spells with the Blues, helping them to win four Premier League titles, three League Cups, four FA Cups, and the Champions League.


Rooney won five EPL titles, one FA Cup, two League Cups, one UEFA Champions League and one FIFA Club World Cup title.


And just recently, Rooney wrote himself into the Manchester United record books by equalling Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time goals tally of 249 goals for the club.


Speaking to premierleague.com on Wednesday, Iheanacho, 20, says he hopes to learn from them in order to become a better player in the EPL. 


"I think I was watching Didier Drogba and his team at Chelsea, and Wayne Rooney at Manchester United as well," Iheanacho said.


"They are both players that I am looking up to as well, pick up lessons from them and put in my football as well in the Premier League."


This season, Iheanacho has scored four goals and has provided three assists in 440 minutes of EPL action. 

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