The Super Eagles star scored his first Premier League hat-trick on Sunday afternoon as Leicester City thrashed Sheffield United
Kelechi Iheanacho has jokingly said that he has 14 more hat-tricks to go after scoring his first league hat-trick in the Foxes win over the Blades.
The former Manchester City man opened the scoring for Leicester in the 39th minute before completing his hat-trick with two strikes in the second half.
Following the match, Iheanacho joked that he has more hat-tricks to score and has saved one for the Super Eagles at the World Cup.
Just cruise 🤣
Iheanacho says he's got his hat-trick for Nigeria saved up for the World Cup. pic.twitter.com/kX23DddJwH
— Soar Super Eagles (@SSE_NGA) March 14, 2021
The former Manchester City man said this in a video posted on Wilfred Ndidi’s Instagram stories. The Nigerian international also revealed Lionel Messi called him for a hat-trick, and he has sent one of the 14 left to the Barcelona legend.
😀😀😀😀 Messi called Iheanacho to give him hat-tric tips. pic.twitter.com/JNxFHr6UGp
— Oluwajoba (@olumcjobson) March 14, 2021
In a more serious interview, Iheanacho dedicated his hat-trick to all the mothers on mothers day. He also gave credit to Leicester’s manager, Brendan Rodgers, for his influence.
“I don’t know how to express this, I’ve been waiting for this day to come. I’m grateful to God, my teammates and my manager for helping me grow, Iheanacho told Skysports.
“I wish everyone a happy Mother’s Day. I dedicate this match ball to all the mothers in the world.
With his hat-trick, Iheanacho is now the sixth player to have scored three times in a Premier League game for Leicester.