Some people dismissed me – Kelechi Iheanacho

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Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City has said that he has always trusted in himself, particularly though some have written him off.

Iheanacho was cut from Nigeria’s squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations because he was not having enough game time with the Foxes.

The 24-year-fortunes old’s have improved in recent months, as he has scored 10 Premier League goals since the beginning of March.

Iheanacho was voted Premier League Player of the Month in March and is on track for a double award in April.

“I think a lot of people wrote me off, but I never lost faith in myself,” Iheanacho told BBC Sport Africa.

“I was going through a crazy and difficult time when things just didn’t work out for me.

“But I’ve worked extremely hard, and also have the manager and other staff at Leicester, and most importantly my brother and friend Wilfred [Ndidi] who stood by me.

“It’s been a really tough ride but I’m just delighted it’s all come together for me.”

Iheanacho is the Foxes’ top scorer this season with 18 goals, the first time since 2014-15 that Jamie Vardy has been in danger of not leading the way.


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