Iheanacho Opens up on Challenges He Faced When He Joined Leicester From Man City

Iheanacho Opens up on Challenges He Faced When He Joined Leicester From Man City

- Kelechi Iheanacho has revealed that he written off by many not to succeed in Leicester City

- The 24-year-old is the club's top goalscorer and recently won the best EPL player in April

- The Super Eagles forward is the Foxes topscorer with 18 goals from 37 matches in all competitions

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Kelechi Iheanacho is the most in form Leicester City player at the moment but he had to pay a huge price to get to the highest level of the game with the former Premier League champions.

The Nigerian international joined the Foxes from Man City in 2017 for £25million but has failed to live up to the billing with several reports linking him out of the King Power Stadium.

The 24-year-old's poor performances cost him his place in the Super Eagles squad that played at AFCON 2019 despite making an appearance at the 2018 World Cup.

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However, the Imo state born striker has now proved his doubters wrong with 18 goals in 36 appearances for Brendan Rodgers men this season.

Iheanacho has also scored in key games for the Foxes and will be on the look out when they take on Chelsea in the FA Cup final.

He told BBC Sports Africa how he was underestimated when he moved from Manchester to the Midlands:

Iheanacho Opens up on Challenges He Faced When He Joined Leicester From Man City
Iheanacho Opens up on Challenges He Faced When He Joined Leicester From Man City. Photo by Leicester City FC
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“I think a lot of people wrote me off, but I never lost faith in myself.
“I was going through a crazy and difficult time when things just didn’t work out for me.
“But I’ve worked extremely hard, and also have the manager and other staff at Leicester, and most importantly my brother and friend Wilfred [Ndidi] who stood by me.

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“It’s been a really tough ride, but I’m just delighted it’s all come together for me.”
“It was truly a bad patch and we all know that some people are always too quick to judge,” he continued.
“To hear some people come out now and start saying positive things again is only normal but I don’t even bother.
“I only have to prove to myself that I can do this consistently, continue to grow, help my club and country when I get the chance to play.
“We have a lot ahead of us. It’s that time of the season where you want to fight for everything in front of you and not get carried away.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Man City legend Paul Stewart has recommended that the Premier League giants could re-sign Kelechi Iheanacho due to his current form for Leicester City, The Nation reports.

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The Nigerian international has been in good form for the Foxes in the past few months scoring nine goals in eight games.

The 24-year-old also won the Player of the Month award for March and has been nominated for the accolade for the month of April.

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