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Rodgers: Iheanacho Back To His Best At Leicester City

Rodgers: Iheanacho Back To His Best At  Leicester City

LeicesterCity manager Brendan Rodgers says Kelechi Iheanacho is back to his best form after the forward’s impressive performance in the Foxes 4-1 away win against Aston Villa on Sunday, reports Completesports.com.

Iheanacho bagged a goal and assist in his first Premier League start of the campaign.

The Nigeria international has struggled to earn a starting berth at the King Power Stadium this season but seems to have that behind him with two goals and two assists in his last games for the former league champions.

I thought he (Iheanacho) was great. He played the role how we wanted him to play. He creates Jamie’s first goal gets the second one with a good finish,” Rodgers told LFC TV.

“I just think with Kels now that he’s settling into being a Leicester City player. He’s come in for that first year, he was playing second fiddle to Jamie without many appearances. Probably before when he’s come into games.

“When you’re not playing so much, sometimes can you force it. You come and try to force the performance.”

Rodgers also urged the 23-year-old forward to improve more as his confidence level is on a high.

“All I said to him was just work hard in training, that’s all you can do. Don’t worry about being picked or not, that’s the manager’s choice. But as long as you’re working hard and giving me something to think about, then that’s all you can do. He’s been first class in his training.

“You saw him in the cup games, he comes in and he scores. He did it at Everton, came on and made a great impact.

“It’s just a case of him coming in with confidence. Today, I thought he was very good, his hold-up play, his link-up with the midfield. He was excellent.

“For him, you can see his level is at a nice high level. He’s just needs to keep working, that’s the key to it”

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  • gowetok 2 years ago

    If he maintains his present form then he should be recalled to the SE while Onuachu paul should be dropped.kel, offers better options in attack than other SE strikers. In a 442 formation it will be awesome to pair him and Osigoal. Or what do u thinks forumites

    • That’s been the grand plan since their glorious u17 years

    • It will be nice to see Iheanaco and Osimhen in either a 3-5-2 or 4-4-2 formation for the super eagles… I wld like to see how devastating they wld be, I think we hv d players to confidently execute either of these formations… Rohr prefers a lone striker most times, but I feel that against European and certain African nations, the eagles can boldy Unleash both iheanaco and Osimhen.