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Iheanacho: Togetherness Key To Leicester City Win At West Ham

Iheanacho: Togetherness Key To Leicester City Win At West Ham

Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho believes that the oneness of Leicester City’s squad was in full display during Saturday’s 2-1 win against West Ham United at the London Stadium.

Iheanacho scored the opening goal for the Foxes – his third of the campaign, while Demarai Gray netted the winner following Pablo Fornals’ equalising goal for the Hammers.

Despite The Foxes’ manager Brendan Rodgers making nine changes for the game, Leicester maintained their identity and Iheanacho says that comes down to their collective commitment to the cause.

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“It was good and it was tough, so we’re happy we got the three points and we’re second in the league now, so we’re happy,” the Nigeria international striker told LCTV.

“We did well actually. They were good today and they were strong and they gave us a game and it was a good atmosphere. We love it and [we’ve got] three points so we go to the next one.

“We’ve been working really hard in training. I think the whole squad, everyone that is playing, and us that are not getting playing time, so everyone is really together as a family.

“It’s a good group, working together in training, so there wasn’t much difference with who played today and the players who are starting, so we are a really good group and a good family.

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“We work hard in training and as you can see today, we showed it in the [game], so we’re happy.”

Iheanacho’s headed finish in London was his fifth in six outings in all competitions this season and he underlined the importance of remaining sharp and delivering in training.

“It came like a surprise!” Iheanacho added. “The cross was good from JJ (James Justin ) and Ayoze (Perez) kept it in and I was at the right place at the right time to head it in, so I’m happy.

“It’s always a good feeling to get a goal in the team. So, as a striker, you always want to get a goal and I’m not playing too much, so you have to keep your mentality up there, so you need to keep going.

“Whenever you get a chance, you take it, so I just need to keep my head up, keeping working hard every day, so if I get my chance, I’ll take it.

“I’ll keep going as a professional, so I just have to keep going.”

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 4
  • Now that January window is here, they have began playing Kele so often. I guess, I means of trying to keep him back in the team..

     
  • Keleechi Iheanacho must leave Leicester city if he loves himself even if it is on loan.

     
  • Destiny 11 months ago

    Unquestionably super talented striker doesn’t get game time but still always scoring with the little time he gets

    Iheanacho is very clinical in the six yard box and one on one finish

     
  • Victor Agunbiade 11 months ago

    sincerely this lad need game time.
    I don’t see him playing regularly at Leicester city.
    maybe to German Bundesliga of French League