Kelechi Iheanacho

We’re Getting The Goals We Need, Says Iheanacho

Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho was thrilled to once again contribute to another Leicester City win during the 2-1 Premier League success over Crystal Palace at King Power Stadium.
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- Leicester City’s attacking exploits continue to be crucial in the Premier League, says striker Kelechi Iheanacho
- The Foxes came from behind to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at King Power Stadium on Monday
- Iheanacho registered an assist before netting the winner with 10 minutes to play
- He has now scored 14 goals in his last 14 Leicester games

The Foxes fell behind on 12 minutes when Wilfred Zaha finished off a swift counter-attack, however they were level at the start of the second period when Iheanacho set up Timothy Castagne for the equaliser.

And with 10 minutes to play, Iheanacho netted his 14th goal in as many games for City across all formats by expertly controlling Jonny Evans’ long pass before hammering a strike into the top corner to win it for the hosts.

“It’s a massive three points for us,” he told LCFC TV. “It’s a great night and it was a great finish – I enjoyed that one.

"I think at that moment, I controlled it down. It’s just one thing – I wasn’t thinking about anything, just shift and shoot and it could go anywhere.

“It was great character from us. We stayed in the game. It was a sloppy goal at half-time, so in the second half, we changed a few things.

“We came back and we controlled the game, and we got them running. The space keeps coming and it opens up everywhere. We keep getting the chances and the goals. So, we’re happy.”

Before his match-winning strike, Iheanacho played a pivotal role in Castagne’s effort, and the City striker commended his team-mate for the attacking threat he often offers from full-back.

“It was a great finish,” he said of the Belgium defender’s goal. “He’s always breaking the lines and coming forward. I controlled the ball, and it was a great left-foot finish from him.”

For Iheanacho, now is the time for the Foxes to pour all of their efforts into their final five Premier League matches of 2020/21, starting at St. Mary’s Stadium versus Southampton on Friday.

“What happened last season was in our head this season,” he added. “We don’t want to make these mistakes again. That’s why we concentrated to get the win.

We need to come out strong and see if we can get the three points. They’re (Southampton) a good side, but we need to make sure that we get the three points because we need to be strong in the last games.

Kelechi Iheanacho LCFC TV

“So, these are the type of games we need to win and get the points so that it will help us at the last games.

“We’ve got five games more now, so we need to concentrate on the next games and see if we can get the three points.

“It’s another big game [against Southampton]. We played them in the FA Cup, and they were really strong and aggressive. We’ve got another chance to play them on Friday.

“We need to come out strong and see if we can get the three points. They’re a good side, but we need to make sure that we get the three points because we need to be strong in the last games.”

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