Kelechi Iheanacho

Iheanacho: We’ll Take The Point

Goalscorer Kelechi Iheanacho felt Leicester City gathered momentum after their equaliser, but was content with a point from Wednesday’s end-to-end Premier League clash with Burnley.
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- Kelechi Iheanacho speaks to LCFC TV after helping Leicester City secure their 50th Premier League point of 2020/21
- The City No.14 restored parity at Turf Moor after Matěj Vydra scored early on
- City went close late on through Youri Tielemans, who hit the post
- The Foxes drew 1-1 in the Premier League with Sean Dyche's Clarets

The Foxes fell behind with only four minutes on the clock when Matěj Vydra pounced on a loose ball, but Iheanacho’s wonderful volley levelled matters at Turf Moor.

Both sides had clear-cut chances to win the match, with Ashley Westwood and Youri Tielemans hitting the post, while Kasper Schmeichel produced two wonderful saves.

However, City settled for the point – their 50th of the 2020/21 season – as Iheanacho explained why his side’s togetherness helped them recover from a one-goal deficit in Lancashire.

“It wasn't a bad game,” Iheanacho told LCFC TV at full-time. “I think it was a tough game for us and Burnley, they gave us a bit of heat, but we'll take a point.

“It was a slow start from us, but after that goal, we got the momentum, got the rhythm, got them running and got the equaliser. We are together as a group and as a team.”


Kelechi Iheanacho vs. Burnley

A beautiful first-time volley by Kelechi Iheanacho secured the Foxes a point against Burnley in the Premier League.

The Nigeria striker’s sixth goal of the season in all competitions for City came 10 minutes before the interval, when he executed a brilliant finish by latching onto Wilfred Ndidi’s pass and slamming the ball past Nick Pope.

“We're talking about the little run from Jamie [Vardy] and the pass from Wilf [Ndidi] - that was the goal for me,” explained Iheanacho. “So, it was a great goal.

“Playing with Jamie, I like playing with him. He's a runner, if you have a great runner in the team, we know we have to find him, and give him good front passes for him to finish up. I like partnering with Jamie. It's good.”

Iheanacho also credited Schmeichel, who first saved from James Tarkowski before producing a sensational stop to keep out Chris Wood’s powerful header.

We’ll go back now and get reset and recover well, and get ready for the game [on Saturday]

Kelechi Iheanacho LCFC TV

“Kasper is really good,” the striker continued. “He's been saving us since the start of the season.

“It was an end-to-end game. He made great saves in the first half and in the second half.”

While Iheanacho would naturally have been pleased to collect all three points from the encounter with Sean Dyche’s side, he says now is the time to recuperate and look ahead to Saturday’s Premier League trip to Brighton & Hove Albion.

“We should have won the game,” he added. “It was there for us to win. I wasn't quite on for us, so we take a point.

“We’ll go back now and get reset and recover well, and get ready for the game [on Saturday].”




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