*Insists Leicester move was not a failure
Super Eagles’ forward, Kelechi Iheanacho has said he is ready to play in any capacity for the national team, as the team’s overall success remains his ultimate goal as the country bids to succeed in Russia next month, AOIFootball.com reports.
Iheanacho, who was speaking at the Eagles’ camp in Uyo ahead of the game against DR Congo next Monday, further insisted that his move from Premier League champions Manchester City to former champions Leicester City was not a wrong move as he was seeking regular playing time ahead of the World Cup.
“Playing for Nigeria is always a thing of joy for me. At U-17 I played the left wing during qualifiers then at the World Cup, I played right wing and then ended up as a 10. In the national team, I play the wing the coach deploys me to, just like it was for me during my time at Man City and now at Leicester.
“I believe anywhere the coach asks me to play I can conveniently play there. So, I’m ready to play anywhere for this team,” Iheanacho said.
He went further to reveal that his time at Leicester has been a good one as he’s now beginning to settle into the club which led to him ending the season on a high.
“I’m happy at Leicester; I was not going to get regular playing time at City so I had to move somewhere else, though it was tough earlier for me at the King Power Stadium, I began to settle in well, so I’m happy with my stay in England,” Iheanacho concluded.
With eight goals in 15 senior appearances, the former Golden Eaglets star remains the country’s top goal scorer going to Russia and will most definitely need to bring his impressive scoring form for the national team to Russia come next month.