Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho says there’s more to come from him after playing a key role in Thursday’s Europa League win over Ukranian club Zorya Luhansk.
Iheanacho registered one goal and two assists in the 3-0 win at the King Power Stadium.
“It was a great night,” the goalscorer told LCFC TV.
“So, 3-0, a clean sheet, we’re happy. It wasn’t a great start for us, the second half was much better.
“So, we’re happy we started well in the Europa League, hopefully [we’ll] work more in training and we’ll take it from there.
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I’m happy with the two assists and a goal. Hopefully [there’s] more to come.
“I think it’s my first time [in the Europa League], so I’m really happy. Hopefully, [I’ll] play more and get more goals some more assists and help my team.
While Jamie Vardy missed Thursday’s win due to a calf problem, Iheanacho says he did not feel the pressure of having to lead City’s line against Zorya, and three goal involvements substantiated that outlook.
“To be fair, there’s no pressure on my side,” he said.
“Of course, Jamie is a top striker, everyone knows, and we miss him in the team, but if he’s not there, I’ve got the responsibility, so I just need to be calm and help my team and get the results that we need.”
Academy graduate Harvey Barnes, meanwhile, marked his maiden European start with a goal of his own, and Iheanacho was pleased with the way he combined with the winger on Filbert Way.
“Harvey is a great lad,” said Iheanacho. “He’s a good runner with the ball and without the ball, so I’m happy playing alongside him and hopefully, we’ll play more together.”Copyright © 2022 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.
Very good of Iheanacho, I wish best.
I think heskey was right in saying that Leicester should play more to iheanachos strengths when he leads the line for them. Vardy likes the ball played in front for him to chase but iheanacho prefers the ball played to his feet. From where he can score or deliver a good pass. The coach needs to allow him play his game so he can give more performances like this
we need this guy pls