The Nigerian international is not the number one penalty taker for club or country, but he is good from the spot according to one of his teammates
Austrian left-back Christian Fuchs has revealed he would choose Iheanacho ahead of any other player to take a crucial penalty.
Iheanacho is not in charge of taking penalties at club and country level with the role reserved for Jamie Vardy and Victor Osimhen respectively.
But Fuchs insists the Nigerian would be his number one taker- a view which was shared by Iheanacho’s international teammate, Wilfred Ndidi.
In a video uploaded on the Foxes Twitter page, Fuchs, Ndidi and Perez were asked some questions about their teammates, one of the questions that came up was their number one choice for a penalty kick.
Replying to the question, Ndidi said; “I’d say Kel, he’s actually never missed a penalty” I’ve never seen him miss a penalty.
Fuchs then backed Ndidi’s answer, saying he would go with Iheanacho.
“I’d go with Kel,” the Austrian said.
𝙒𝙝𝙤 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙩𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙜𝙮𝙢? 🏋️
“We have a gym?” 😅
𝘾̧𝙖𝙜̆𝙡𝙖𝙧 𝙎𝙤̈𝙮𝙪̈𝙣𝙘𝙪̈? 💪
— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 5, 2020
However, Ayoze Perez appeared to be baffled as he has never seen Iheanacho taken a penalty before.
“When is he even taking penalties, man? The former Newcastle star asked to which Fuchs replied; “Unbelievable, best penalty taker I’ve seen.”
Leicester finished fifth in the just concluded Premier League season, missing out on a place in the top four on the final day.