Kelechi Iheanacho

We Did It For The Fans, Says Irresistible Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho dedicated Leicester City’s latest victory to the Blue Army after they beat Manchester United 3-1 in the Emirates FA Cup Quarter-Finals on Sunday night.
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- Kelechi Iheanacho speaks to LCFC TV after scoring twice against Manchester United on Sunday
- The Foxes won 3-1 to progress to the semi-finals of the Emirates FA Cup
- Iheanacho has now scored seven goals in his last four appearances for the Football Club

The Foxes booked their spot in the semi-finals of the prestigious competition for the first time in nearly four decades thanks to the Nigeria striker’s brace and a fine solo effort from Youri Tielemans.

City, during Brendan Rodgers’ 100th game in charge, were excellent throughout the 90 minutes at King Power Stadium, and Iheanacho was thrilled to give the Club’s supporters a cause for celebration after scoring twice against the Red Devils.

“It’s history, and it feels good,” he told LCFC TV at full-time. “We’re happy and I know the fans are happy as well.

“We did it for them, and hopefully, we’ll look forward to the next game. We’ll get prepared and try to get to the final.”

The Nigeria striker took his tally to an incredible seven goals in his last four outings across all competitions, but knows he must keep working hard if he is to maintain his performance levels.

“I just need to focus and keep working hard every day,” he continued. “Hopefully, they will keep coming.

“We prepared really well this week in training – how we’re going to press and trap them. That’s what we did, and it worked really well for us. We got the first goal, so it worked really well for us.”

Hopefully the best is yet to come. I just need to keep working hard every day in training and hopefully everything will fall into place.

Kelechi Iheanacho LCFC TV

After opening the scoring, Mason Greenwood levelled matters before the break, but Tielemans restored the Leicester lead before Iheanacho went on to wrap up the victory with a header at the far post.

“I was happy to be there and get the goal,” he explained. “It’s just about anticipation and awareness, knowing where the ball is going to fall.

“As a striker, that’s what you need, so hopefully I’ll keep going and hopefully we’ll get to the next round.

“Hopefully the best is yet to come. I just need to keep working hard every day in training and hopefully everything will fall into place.”

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