Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho says he is under no pressure ahead of Nigeria’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign. Iheanacho has endured a disappointing spell at King Power Stadium since making the switch from Manchester City in August 2017 and he has only four from 51 Premier League appearances.
The 22-year-old has only made 16 league starts during his time with the Foxes and there are suggestions Brendan Rodgers could offload the striker during the current transfer window. However, the Nigerian’s focus right now is on helping his country win AFCON and he insists there is no extra pressure on him ahead of the tournament.
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“I am relaxed, just being focused and ready for the task ahead,” he was quoted in a report on Leicester City Mercury. “I will be in camp hopefully, to start preparations for AFCON proper. “I am not under any pressure to deliver. I have been scoring goals for the Super Eagles and I want to score more.
There are drought times for every striker and I am not an exemption but I will keep my head up, stay focused, determined and ready for the task ahead. “My critics always spur me to do more, I have nothing to say about that. I just want to stay focused on my set goals and be professional to the core.”