Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, in a press conference held on Friday, showered praise on Nigeria international and Leicester City centre forward, Kelechi Iheanacho.
When asked to comment on the interview Iheanacho gave after scoring a hat trick against Sheffield United earlier this week, Rodgers said:
“I thought it was a fantastic interview. The humility he had to score a hat-trick and thank everyone else. It was authentic. He respects his life as a footballer. He appreciates the support he gets from everyone. He’s been very productive for us. As a person, he’s a great guy and plays with a smile on his face. He rarely misses a day of training. When he’s asked upon, he produces in the main. There have been some performances where he hasn’t been at his most confident.”
Iheanacho’s team mate and Belgian international, Youri Tielemans, also praised Iheanacho for his new-found form and believes the forward is enjoying the reward of his hard work.
“Especially for Kelechi to score a hat-trick in the Premier League is really nice. He’s been working really hard lately and he’s been rewarded for his hard work,” Tielemans said.
Iheanacho is one of the players invited for Nigeria’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Republic of Benin and Lesotho later this month.