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Rodgers Hails ‘Impact Player’ Iheanacho

Rodgers Hails  ‘Impact  Player’ Iheanacho

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has lauded Kelechi Iheanacho for his impact at the club even as he explained the Nigerian inability to feature on a regular basis for the Foxes.

Iheanacho has played second fiddle to Jamie Vardy this season and has made seven starts in the Premier League.

Despite his limited role, the 23-year-old has scored four times in 15 league outings.

His latest goal came in Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat to Everton at the Goodison Park.

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“If you look at the first game, the game was a different game, and we got the goal in the end that we were looking for. So there was no need to put him (Iheanacho) on to be fair. Watford equalised later on,” Rodgers said during Friday’s press conference ahead of Saturday’s (today) clash against Crystal Palace.

“The second game, we played with a front two, so he (Iheanacho) actually played in that game against Brighton. We didn’t play so well in that game, we got a point but we weren’t as fluid. So there was an opportunity in that game.

“The Chelsea game was a different game. And then we looked at him (Iheanacho) against Everton to make the impact, and he did that. I thought he was very good, him and James Maddison.

“But you know how we play. We play with a single striker who is the greatest goalscorer in the history of the club, so he plays. Then at times, when we have to change it, Kels (Iheanacho) can come into the game, and like you see, he can make an impact. He was very good when he came in.”

Iheanacho linked up with Leicester City from Manchester City in 2017.

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  • Chima E Samuels 12 months ago

    Sad tale! Time to jump the ship Kele! The greatest goalscorer in the club history must play even if he is out of form!

  • Iheanacho you must not play in england your agent should do something before is late.

  • Dude will not leave England yet even if he sit on the branch while an out of sorts Hardy plays.

    He wants to spend 5 straight years working in England and qualify for the paper((citizenship) so as to secure his future in retirement

    • greenturf 12 months ago

      Apparently,Nacho should be in his fifth year in the Uk and should qualify for indefinite leave to remain.

      My thought,he may remain with Leicester till the winter break of 2021 or the summer of 2021.He’s not stupid he knows exactly what he’s doing.He shall leave when it’s right for him.

    • Chima E Samuels 12 months ago

      Exactly that’s the whole idea I get, same applies to success Isaac stay at Watford. Let’s watch out today on his partnership with Vardy. I wish him the best!