Striker Kelechi Iheanacho says his Leicester City team-mates were thrilled that he headed home in injury time to send the Foxes into the quarter-finals of the Emirates FA Cup
Brendan Rodgers’ side emerged as 1-0 victors following their clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at King Power Stadium, with Iheanacho nodding in Youri Tielemans’ cross for his sixth goal of the season in all competitions.
City will discover their quarter-final opponents on Thursday evening, and Iheanacho admitted at full-time that his side were delighted to settle the tie in normal time.
“I’m really happy,” the striker told LCFC TV. “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.
Kelechi Iheanacho spared his team-mates 30 more minutes in the cold at King Power Stadium with a late winner in their Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round tie against Brighton. He spoke to LCFC TV following the win.
“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.”
While Iheanacho believes it would be a huge achievement to win the FA Cup, Leicester’s game-by-game mantra will not change.
“The most important thing is we went through to the next round,” he explained when asked about his side’s desire for success in 2020/21.
“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.”