Iheanacho has been incredible – Brendan Rodgers

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Brendan Rodgers has heaped praise on Kelechi Iheanacho after the forward scored again for the Foxes this week.

Iheanacho netted a second half strike to help Leicester City overcome a stubborn Crystal Palace side at King Power Stadium on Monday evening.

The goal took his overall league tally to 10 in 20 Premier League outings so far this season. He has also netted four strikes in the domestic cup competitions and three more in the Europa League.

Speaking to the media, Rodgers said it is pleasing to see the former Manchester City star at his best.

“Over the last few months he’s been absolutely incredible. It’s not just his goal – he has no ego whatsoever, he works so hard.

“But the goal he scored (against Palace) was just sheer, sheer quality. You watch it back again, just his touch to come inside and then take it so early – it was a brilliant finish.

“My only worry with him is that he is running out of celebrations.”

Last season, Leicester narrowly missed out on a Premier League top four finish, but the Foxes are in third place after 33 matches this season. The Irishman credits the success to the entire team.

“We had that hunger and desire. It’s a real collective effort. I always look forward and never behind, there are still five games to go and we equalled our points total from last season. Now we can recover from three tough games in nine days.

“We are constantly looking to improve. Each year you are always looking to improve in terms of maturity and football.”

Iheanacho’s form has earned him a recall to the Nigeria national team by coach Gernot Rohr. Last week, he started a game for the first time in over two years for the Super Eagles who defeated Lesotho 3-0 at home to book a spot in the 2021 Afcon.

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