Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has come out to defend former Manchester City Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho. The Nigerian was not very impactful in their Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers, but the manager said the did his best.
Kelechi Iheanacho Encouraged by his Coach
Leicester City fans criticised Kelechi Iheanacho due to his failure to make much impact in the game. It was good it did not escalate to racial abuse, because that is what is trending in the English Premier League.
The Nigeria international last scored for Leicester City when they played Fulham previous week. He scored the first goal in the game. Iheanacho, however, failed to replicate his Fulham performance in the Fulham game.
The 24-year-old was later replaced by Jamie Vardy who is just returning from injury. Brendan Rodgers said he was satisfied with the striker’s performance and praised him for that.
The manager said: “He worked hard, didn’t have too many opportunities, but he gave us everything. He’s not used to playing games close together.” The Nigerian has so far made 12 league appearances for Leicester City in the 2020/21 season.