Kelechi Iheanacho has described reaching the FA Cup final as a dream come true.
The Leicester City striker netted the only goal as the Foxes defeated Southampton 1-0 at the iconic Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon. It’s been a great run for Iheanacho who has been the star player for Brendan Rodgers’ side in the competition.
Iheanacho netted when Leicester defeated Brighton and Hove Albion 1-0 in the fifth round of the competition. He later scored a brace in a 3-1 win against Manchester United in the quarter-final which ensured that the former English champions had a date with the Saints at Wembley where the Nigerian left it till the second half to net the winning goal of the game.
Speaking to LCFC TV, the 24-year-old said it’s a dream come true to reach the final of the competition. Leicester last achieved this milestone 52 years ago.
“I didn’t know it’s going to come like this, but we are in the final now so we are really happy. We need to get back and work hard and focus on our next game.
“Hopefully, the final, we’ll really work hard that we win. It was a good feeling to see the fans back in the stadium again. When we are playing, you can hear them screaming and shouting.”
He continued to marvel at his partnership with veteran striker Jamie Vardy who has played a significant role in the striker’s newly found form this season. Vardy assisted Sunday’s goal which has taken the Foxes a step closer to lifting one of England’s most prestigious trophies.
“It’s a beautiful goal. As I said before, the partnership between me and Vards, it’s outstanding. His running off the ball, it’s really good.
“He took the defenders on and he cut it back. I was unlucky with the first shot. It bounced off the defender and came back to me, and I picked the corner. I’m really happy we did it together as a team.”
The Foxes will face the Blues on the 15th of May to decide to will be crowned the 2020/21 FA Cup champions.
It’s been a good season for City who currently sit in third position on the table with 56 points from 31 games. Their next assignment is against West Brom on Thursday evening as they look to secure a top four finish in the Premier League.
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