Kelechi Iheanacho scored his first goal of the season for Leicester City in their 2-0 League Cup victory away at Burton Albion on Wednesday night
Super Eagles star, Kelechi Iheanacho, has declared that he is looking forward to scoring more goals for Leicester City this season, Soccernet.ng reports.
The 26-year-old who as been linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium, opened his goal scoring account of the season after just six minutes with a back-heeled finish in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup first-round victory against Burton Albion. He later assisted his compatriots Wilfred Ndidi to double the Foxes’ advantage.
Ahead of the club’s first away game of the 2023-24 Skybet Championship campaign against Huddersfield Town on Saturday, Iheanacho is eager to continue his goal-scoring run for the Foxes.
City will be hoping to carry on their form of two wins in two competitions come Saturday afternoon.
Hopefully we keep it going against Huddersfield, the Nigerian striker told the club’s official website. It was a good game; we did what we needed to do. We controlled most of the ball, got the goals and hopefully we take this into the Weekend.
It’s a great feeling to score my first goal of the season. I wasn’t expecting the ball, so it was nice to see it go into the bottom corner, and hopefully there are more goals to come.
My back was to the goal, but we always working on finishing in training so that one might only come once in a while, but I’m happy I was able to take it and help the team as well.
The Leicester City number 14 also spoke about the progress the squad is making under new manager Enzo Maresca, who replaced Dean Smith after the club was relegated from the Premier League last season.
He continued: The new manager has really brought something to the club. They’ve changed the mood in the team, the tactics and we know what they want now. So it’s just about practising, repeating it every day so that it becomes perfect and hopefully we’ll get there.
It’s part of the tactic, for me to drop deeper and drag the centre-backs out of position, but it’s working well and hopefully we do a bit more in training so that it becomes more natural, and we see the reward on the pitch.
Iheanacho will aim to help Leicester build on last week’s 2-1 league victory over rivals Coventry City when they face Huddersfield Town at John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday afternoon.