Leicester Metropolis striker Kelechi Iheanacho stated he’s motivated by teammate Jamie Vardy to develop into a greater participant.
The 31-year-old attacker broke a Premier League report after scoring in 11 consecutive video games in 2015.
The Nigeria worldwide who joined the King Energy Stadium outfit from Manchester Metropolis in the summertime of 2017 is awe of the feat and defined that he’s studying from the ahead.
“I’ve been watching him and once I was at Manchester Metropolis I used to be actually following him and when he broke the report in opposition to [Manchester] United, it was the motivation for me as properly,” Iheanacho informed Leicestershire Live.
“So seeing him scoring 11 video games straight, it provides each teenager motivation to know something is feasible in soccer.
“I’ve been watching him since. I didn’t know I’m going to come back right here so enjoying alongside him is a pleasure and I’m blissful studying from him and maintain bettering.”
Though Iheanacho didn’t watch numerous Premier League video games whereas rising up as a result of he couldn’t afford it, he at all times utilise the time to ‘kick the ball.’
“After I was rising up I don’t have the prospect to observe numerous soccer, as a result of I can not afford to observe soccer,” he revealed.
“The viewing centre was a spot you go to observe soccer in Nigeria however you need to pay to observe soccer at a viewing centre, so in the event you don’t have the means or the cash to pay, you’ll be able to’t watch.
“The mills make a giant telly and folks collect to observe tv and have argument about issues and life and every little thing, so it’s a very attention-grabbing place.
“I couldn’t afford to pay to observe them. You need to pay to observe it so I didn’t have the prospect, the chance to observe as a lot, the Premier League. It was costly then and I didn’t have that a lot likelihood to observe.
“I watched slightly bit slightly bit perhaps necessary video games I might lower your expenses and watch them, so I believe I watch a little bit of Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure, Wayne Rooney and Didier Drogba once I was again residence in Nigeria.
“So many didn’t get the chance to observe it in addition to me, so I simply kick the ball and I simply kick the ball and maintain hoping that’s what I do and if I get the chance to observe the sport, if they permit me then I’m going however I’ve to fundraise however I get ten per cent of the fundraising to observe the sport.”
Now the Leicester Metropolis star is watched and is delighted to make his admirers proud.
“I believe I’ve [made them proud] and I’ve to maintain doing it,” he added.
“I don’t should cease. I’ve to maintain doing it and the battle continues. They’re earlier than me and they’re proud and I’ll maintain doing them proud.”
Iheanacho has scored two targets this season and can hope to impress when Leicester host Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.