Kelechi Iheanacho has spoken up about his late strike against Brighton and Hove Albion.
Iheanacho is pleased to have guided the former English champions to victory at King Power Stadium. This season, he has played 12 league games, has only one goal to his name which puts pressure on him to perform.
After coming on for Jamie Vardy in the second half, the former Manchester City attacker ensured that the Foxes progressed to the next round with a 94th minute well taken header.
Speaking to Leicester City TV after the game, the Super Eagles forward said he was over the moon about ensuring that the game didn’t go to extra time.
“I’m really happy. Everyone is smiling. It’s too cold so everyone wants to get home and I’m really happy to get the winner today in 90 minutes.
“It’s one of those games, it’s really freezing. So, everybody’s cold – people playing and people on the bench.
“So, when I scored, everybody in the stands, we’re happy. It’s really cold, they want to get in and go home, but it’s a fantastic game and we are looking forward now to the next round.”
He continued to emphasize how important it’s for the club to go all the way in the competition.
“The most important thing is we went through to the next round,” he continued, when asked about his side’s desire for success this term.
“It would be a dream, most especially for the fans and for Leicester City. They’ve been waiting so many years for this. Hopefully we can do it this season.”
Rodgers’ side will now shift focus to Saturday’s clash with a wounded Liverpool who will be looking to bounce back from losing to Manchester City last time out.
Both teams are in desperate need of a winner at they push to get more points to put pressure on Manchester City at the top of the standings.
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