Nigerian Star Kelechi Iheanacho Talks Tough Ahead of FA Cup Final Against Chelsea

Nigerian Star Kelechi Iheanacho Talks Tough Ahead of FA Cup Final Against Chelsea

- Super Eagles attacker Kelechi Iheanacho eyes English FA Cup title

- The 24-year-old will most likely be in the starting line-up for Leicester City vs Chelsea at Wembley

- Iheanacho could also become the competition's highest goals scorer this season if he finds the back of the net

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Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho is hoping to help Leicester City win their first FA Cup title this season.

The 24-year-old fired the Foxes to the final of the competition after scoring the only goal that lifted them above Southampton in their semifinal clash.

Describing the feeling as amazing, the former youth international says playing in the final is a dream come true having watched the same competition on TV when he was younger.

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As usual, the former Manchester City man is expected to partner Jamie Vardy upfront for the Brendan Rodgers' side at Wembley on Saturday, May 15. Iheanacho told Leicester Mercury:

Nigerian star talks tough ahead of FA Cup final against Chelsea
Nigerian star Iheanacho with Leicester teammates during their training session ahead of FA Cup game vs Chelsea. Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC
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“I watched the FA Cup when I was little and now, I get the chance to play in the final. It’s really amazing, it’s a dream come true.
“I didn’t expect the goal to come like it did, but we are in the final now, we are really happy, but we need to get back, work hard and hopefully win the final.”

Meanwhile, the attacker has refused to take all the glory for the team's success despite his impressive displays, insisting it has been a team effort since their third-round win over Stoke City.

”We did it together, we did it as a team. Without the team, we could not do it, it is not a one-man show.”

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Iheanacho is a joint top scorer in the championship with four goals and apart from winning the title, he will also dream of clinching the top scorer's award in the end. earlier reported that 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.

His 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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