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Leicester City Coach Davies Hails Iheanacho Impressive Display In Carabao Cup Win Vs Luton

Leicester City Coach Davies Hails Iheanacho Impressive Display In Carabao Cup Win Vs Luton

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Leicester City assistant manager Chris Davies has heaped plaudits on Kelechi Iheanacho after the forward scored once in the Carabao Cup 4-0 win against Luton Town on Tuesday, reports Completesports.com.

Iheanacho, who took the place of Ayoze Perez in the 71st minute, scored Leicester City’s fourth goal of the game four minutes from time.

It was the Nigeria international first appearance of the season for the club.

”It is great for Kelechi because he has been outside of the squad, let alone the team, just recently but he’s been working hard in training, the manager has given him an opportunity tonight and he’s come in and he’s not been on the pitch for long but he’s made an impact,” Davies said after the game.

”He’s scored, he’s pressed the game well, he showed a good hunger, a good appetite, and it’s an instinctive finish to chip the goalkeeper.”

Davies further hinted that Iheanacho and the other fringe players paraded on Tuesday got the nod because of their impressive work in training.

“The manager (Brendan Rodgers)’ message to the players was that he was picking the team because of how well they’ve been working. He believed that they could put in a good performance and get a result and we certainly didn’t underestimate Luton,”he stated.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Soccer critic 2 years ago

    He should keep it up , he’s young and strong let him fight for his place in the first team

  • Eczelo 2 years ago

    There’s nothing to keep up. Iheanacho is greater than Leicester. If not for prejudice, Iheanacho should be making match day squad every week in that team.

  • Oakfield 2 years ago

    Iheanocho Nwanne m, pls, comot from that club A$AP,ur level don pass caraboa cup. Point of correction Mr assistant coach, iheanacho is not a fringe player and should not be classified as one. It’s not a big deal if he scored, he’s been scoring before only that he lost some form which is normal for footballers but the difference is the ability and willingness of the coach to field him in games without prjudice to help him stabilize his lost form and confidence. U can’t tell me Vardy would be treated same way if he were in the shoes of iheanacho.

  • Oak field dats a vry gud point frm u….u said it all…instead of praising him why don’t he put him in game let him play…m vry sure dat he(KELE) might not even make the bench nxt game..