Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers was loaded with acclaim for Kelechi Iheanacho's character after he marked a contract expansion that will keep him at the King Power Stadium until 2024.
The Super Eagles striker signed another deal on Saturday, a day after he turned into the fourth Nigerian player to win the Premier League Player of the Month grant. In spite of the fact that he was unable to track down the rear of the net in the Foxes' 2-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday, Rodgers assessed Iheanacho's work ethics in training. Before Saturday's loss, the 24-year-old scored seven goals in his last four excursions for Leicester City. "Since he has come into the team he has quite recently been fabulous. I'm pleased for him since he is a particularly reliable person, such an honest guy, and as you can see now, a gifted player," Rodgers revealed to Sky Sports. "In the event that you think about his journey, he has been the young player at Manchester City in the wake of being the player of the competition at the Under-17 World Cup. He breaks in, scores a few goals, yet there are talented players in front of him so it is hard to get that game time. "He at that point takes an action to Leicester where he has Jamie Vardy here, one of the top strikers in the Premier League. Besides, you have the transformation of leaving Manchester City and going to another club so that is continually going to take that piece of time.
"I know when I came here that there were most likely occasions when there were grumbles in the event that he was playing yet he has immediately prevailed upon individuals. That is simply through hard work, versatility and ability. What you are seeing is a youthful player at the highest point of his game." Regardless of his confined playing time recently, when he began only two Premier League matches before 2021, Rodgers unveiled his adoration for Iheanacho's character and his commitment. The Northern Irish manager proceeded: "He isn't reserved. He is exceptionally alluring. He really comes in happily consistently. He adores his football. That is an extraordinary beginning stage. He is at his greatest consistently. He buckles down each day. "I can't recall him missing a day of training since I have been here. He helps our middle backs to turn out to be better at their positions since he is really aggressive with them. "That has not generally been sufficient to see him start yet he is a player who has an incredible mentality. He is very much a team player. A few people, particularly strikers, they can possibly consider themselves and be individualistic. Soloists. He is a lot of a team player. "Every one of the folks love him. Presently the thing you are beginning to see is every one of his characteristics. How he gets the ball. His solidarity. His completing capacity. His expectation as a striker. You are seeing these things now since he is playing with certainty. I'm delighted for him."