Iheanacho bemoans home debut loss against Chelsea


Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho was left disappointed after his debut in front of home fans for his new club Leicester City ended in a 1-2 loss to visiting Chelsea on Saturday.

Goals from Alvaro Morata and Leicester City old boy Ngolo Kante put Chelsea into the lead before Jamie Vardy scored from the penalty spot to ensure a nervy finish to the game.

“It was a disappointing result but we’ll forget about it and move on. We need to work more in training so we get the results we need,” Iheanacho said in a post match interview.

The Nigerian who came on as a 78th minute substitute was unable to help Leicester City get a result at the King Power Stadium which is the home turf of the Foxes, but he hopes their hard work will pay off in subsequent matches.

“If we work more in training and keep going, we will get points in the league. I’m pleased to make my home debut today so I’m happy and I hope I can help the team reach the level they want, score goals and get the points we need in the league.

Iheanacho also appreciated the quality of Chelsea who paraded his national team-mate Victor Moses, but insists they must look forward to the future for better results.

“[Chelsea] are very good in central defence and have very good players. We did very well up front and defending-wise but we move on.”

He is yet to start for Leicester City since joining them from Manchester City this summer making a couple of second half substitute appearances after suffering a slight injury blow during a pre season game.


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