Leicester City of England attacker, Kelechi Iheanacho is enjoying another round of accolades from far and wide, following his latest scoring feat, in which he netted twice against West Ham United on Sunday in the English Premier League.
Although his goals could not save The Foxes from going down 3-2 away to The Hammers, the former Columbus Crew of America and Manchester City of England youngster has won sweet words from his coach, Brendan Rodgers as well as player-turned analyst, Matthew Upson.
Megasportsarena.com reports that, while reckoning that ‘Seniorman Kels’ proved that he is surely in top form and needs more attention from opposing defenders, Rodgers admitted he would have loved to see all of his other players in the same kind of form last Sunday.
Such it was the Rodgers singled out Iheanacho for praise in the aftermath of Sunday game, during which the Super Eagles’ star’s double put The Foxes on the brink of a comeback from three goals down, but they ran out of time to get an equaliser.
‘Kels’ has been in excellent form since the start of last month, scoring nine goals in his last six games in all competitions, and Rodgers hinted that hiss ide could have fared better in London had more of his players showed the same level of zeal and guts the way the UAE 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup most valuable player did.
Rodgers told Leicester’s official website: “For the last 30 minutes, or second half, I thought after the goal we were good. We get the goal back, two very good goals from Kels and we’re looking at the players and analysing the likes of Youri Tielemans.”
Iheanacho now needs one goal to break his personal record for goals in a single campaign, having equaled the 14 he netted for Man City during the 2015/16 season and he will also fancy the chance of continuing his magical form in Cup games, as Leicester hope to reach the FA Cup final for the fifth time in history when they face Southampton in the semi-finals this Sunday.
Upson posited that Iheanacho is ‘a man on current top form,’ following the lad’s burst of nine goals in his last six games across all competitions, and the former West Ham captain pointed all this out during commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live, after the Nigerian lad went goalswire.
Upson said: “David Moyes has just volleyed a water bottle in disgust. He’s furious with Arthur Masuaku! So sloppy from the left wing back – and he knows it as well.
“Such a loose touch and he thinks he’s got all the time in the world. Take nothing away from the finish, though. Kelechi Iheanacho is a striker in form.”