Rodgers: Iheanacho is a big talent

Leicester City gaffer Brendan Rodgers says Nigeria international forward is a big talent that is just beginning to show his talent.

Rodgers told former England international striker Gary Lineker in an interview that the Super Eagles star has been unfortunate in the past not getting the playing time he requires to blossom.

”He’s a really big talent, Kelechi. He’s just been unfortunate. A lot of the time I’ve played with one up and two wingers on the sides. He’s come in and has been a loyal team member. He’s understood the role and it’s probably took him the first to adapt coming in from Man City. It was always going to be difficult but now you’re starting to see his qualities”,said the Foxes manager.

Iheanacho has truly blossomed this term after scoring five goals in his last four Premier League games to take his total tally for the ongoing season to six from 16 matches,his best tally in a season since he joined Leicester City from Manchester City in the summer of 2017.

The Nigerian has started just eight Premier League game so far this term including starting the last four games and he has scored in three consecutive Premier League games,the first time he will do that since he made his debut in the competition since August 2015.

Iheanacho has now scored 30 goals and provided 16 assists for Leicester City in 116 games since he joined in August 2017

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