Leicester Boss Puel: Why Iheanacho Missed Spurs Clash

Leicester Boss Puel: Why Iheanacho Missed Spurs Clash

By Johnny Edward:
Leicester City manager Claude Puel has revealed that Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho was left out of the club’s 2-1 Premier League win over Tottenham Hotspur due to illness but he hopes the 21 year old recover timely to face Burnley on Saturday Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Iheanacho, who has made nine English Premier League appearances this season (two starts and seven substitute appearances) has been struggling to break in to the Leicester City starting line-up.

Burnley are currently sixth in the EPL after their 2-1 win away at Bournemouth on Wednesday while Leicester City moved up to ninth in the log after their win over Spurs.

“Iheanacho was ill but I hope he will be back,” Puel said during his pre-match conference on Thursday.

“We have to be careful. We can watch Burnley and they’re a different team to last season. The table doesn’t lie. With confidence, they are a strong and physical team. It’s a big challenge for us.”

Puel also revealed that aside from Robert Huth and Matt James he has a fit squad to face Burnley.

“There are no new injuries. Christian Fuchs will come back also to the squad but Huth and James are unavailable.

“I’m not just thinking about 11 players because we have to play one game every three days and it’s not possible to keep fresh. For the squad, it’s important to give game time to other players in the team.”


  • Wrong choice of club for kelechi

  • Kelechi should shine well at the world cup,another big club will chase after him.He is still very young.

  • Musa is now a total flop in Leicester. He need to quit the club and think of where else to go to .He need to redeem his career

  • A draw match betwe3n leicester city and Burnley!

  • Iheanacho is a good player. He needs to remain humble and fight tenaciously at the world cup at his best. Better club suitors will jostle for his signature. For Musa, I think the smartest decision for him to take now is to leave Leicester in other to save his dying career

  • Bishop Joseph Santus Okpara 1 year ago

    Musa is still good but he can go to China or Turkey. But It’s not easy, because this team is asking too much!Otherwise,he would have been in China by now.