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What's Next For Iheanacho??? by Forceup(f): 8:07am On Nov 05, 2017
As a Nigerian, this one is painting me. Yesterday, I was thinking of Iheanaco and his struggles, today I saw this article and decided to share..

The Nigeria international has struggled in front of goal since his effort against Hull City in December 2016, and drew blank again on Saturday

Kelechi Iheanacho has now failed to score in his last 16 Premier League matches, a dishonourable return for a striker of his calibre. Following his failure to find the net in Leicester City's 2-2 draw with Stoke City on Saturday, it's time to examine what exactly is going wrong.

In his debut season in the English top flight, Iheanacho made hay by netting eight goals for Manchester City – a feat which earned him a Golden Boy Award nomination and earned him the Caf Most Promising Talent of the Year prize.

However, since December 26, 2016, he has found his progress halted, with various managers powerless to find an antidote to his frustrating run.

Having gone on a barren spell of eight Premier League matches without a goal in his last days at the Etihad Stadium, many felt that his move to Leicester City would usher in a new beginning where he would make the Citizens regret letting him go.

However, the 21-year-old looks to have lost his Midas touch, having managed no shots on target in his eight English elite division matches for the Foxes: 233 minutes in total.

In Leicester’s 2-2 draw at Stoke, the Super Eagles star offered next to nothing after coming off the bench, as he failed to make any appreciable impact during the game in which he was entrusted with the responsibility of troubling the Potters' backline after replacing Shinji Okazaki.

Aside from the fact that he is playing under his second manager at the King Power Stadium, it is difficult to explain Iheanacho’s significant drop in form.

Perhaps he is less comfortable with his new team’s playing pattern, but drawing a comparison with Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford, a player who has enjoyed a parallel rise to that of Iheanacho, demonstrates how differently both have fared this term.

Despite his struggles, the Nigeria wonderkid surely has the quality to emerge as a key figure in Claude Puel’s side and will surely get a fair share of action on matchdays, but he must start firing on all cylinders as soon as possible for the sake of his future.

Should he continue with this unproductive spell, he might just be shipped out of Leicester City at the end of the season. With Odion Ighalo returning to prominence during the double header against Cameroon, could this also affect Kelechi's prospects of representing the Super Eagles at the World Cup next summer??



Source: http://www.goal.com/en-ng/news/kelechi-iheanacho-is-premier-leagues-most-frustrated-striker/10s38wbclpht31i7ceiu2kozzg
Re: What's Next For Iheanacho??? by Forceup(f): 8:08am On Nov 05, 2017
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Re: What's Next For Iheanacho??? by BasketballGURU(m): 8:11am On Nov 05, 2017
Truth be told, He is no "wonder-kid". Just a player below the belt. Nothing special #Overhyped & lazy

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Re: What's Next For Iheanacho??? by Lomprico2: 8:15am On Nov 05, 2017
Village people at work. grin dem don follow am reach england.

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Re: What's Next For Iheanacho??? by Forceup(f): 8:16am On Nov 05, 2017
How is he lazy??
BasketballGURU:
Truth be told, He is no "wonder-kid". Just a player below the belt. Nothing special #Overhyped & lazy
Re: What's Next For Iheanacho??? by Forceup(f): 8:17am On Nov 05, 2017
Lomprico2:
Village people at work. grin dem don follow am reach england.
Lolll... You are funny.
Re: What's Next For Iheanacho??? by BasketballGURU(m): 8:21am On Nov 05, 2017
Forceup:
How is he lazy??

If he isn't lazy, why isn't he scoring? (That's the task of a striker)
He'll surely end like the rest of the "wonder-kids" é.g Stanley Okoro(little Messi grin ) , Chrisantus, é.t.c
Re: What's Next For Iheanacho??? by Nbote(m): 8:49am On Nov 05, 2017
He made d wrong move going to Leicester.. Everton, Dortmund would have offered him a perfect opportunity to improve and play football
Re: What's Next For Iheanacho??? by nerodenero: 9:39am On Nov 05, 2017
First, he should learn to close his mouthgringrincheesycheesycheesycheesy.

They say he is 21, I know he is more than that. Maybe 25, meaning he has five years before he clocks 30. He's got skills and talented too. I know things would get better for him but he needs an antidote to help him rediscover is form asap or else, he might be sent packing this coming January.

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Re: What's Next For Iheanacho??? by Forceup(f): 10:02am On Nov 05, 2017
BasketballGURU:


If he isn't lazy, why isn't he scoring? (That's the task of a striker)
He'll surely end like the rest of the "wonder-kids" é.g Stanley Okoro(little Messi grin ) , Chrisantus, é.t.c
How did he make it that far being lazy??
Re: What's Next For Iheanacho??? by Forceup(f): 10:03am On Nov 05, 2017
Nbote:
He made d wrong move going to Leicester.. Everton, Dortmund would have offered him a perfect opportunity to improve and play football
You think?? But Everton and Dortmund are more competitive teams.. Even better than Leicester.
Re: What's Next For Iheanacho??? by Nbote(m): 10:13am On Nov 05, 2017
Forceup:
You think?? But Everton and Dortmund are more competitive teams.. Even better than Leicester.

Which is why he shld have gone to any of those.. Demarai Gray is one of d best players Leicester has got but dey'll rather have him on d bench dan on d pitch simply becos he's a young player.. Dortmund and Everton are known to give youngsters their chance to shine as is evidenced in their transfer dealings
Re: What's Next For Iheanacho??? by BasketballGURU(m): 10:28am On Nov 05, 2017
Forceup:
How did he make it that far being lazy??

Make it!? this is ridiculous! Define "make it" please grin , By playing for Manchester city? what a joke .
Re: What's Next For Iheanacho??? by Forceup(f): 10:53am On Nov 05, 2017
BasketballGURU:


Make it!? this is ridiculous! Define "make it" please grin , By playing for Manchester city? what a joke .
No, by ever playing in one of Europe's best leagues... We all know that's the dream of most African players. He couldn't have reached there by just luck and laziness.

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Re: What's Next For Iheanacho??? by BasketballGURU(m): 10:58am On Nov 05, 2017
Forceup:
No, by ever playing in one of Europe's best leagues... We all know that's the dream of most African players. He couldn't have reached there by just luck and laziness.

Truth be told...he was just lucky(to play for city°•°How many games did he start...what impact did he make°•°)....Not hardwork @ all. Europe's best League? Joey Barton also played there....does that make him the best? grin Manutd ex player Anderson also played there ...where is he now?


Can u compare Iheanacho to the likes of Gotze...Shaqiri...Thiago...Gray....Coman...Mbappe...? Can you? Since you called him a "Wonder-kid"
Re: What's Next For Iheanacho??? by Forceup(f): 11:20am On Nov 05, 2017
I never called him a wonder kid.. I only asked how someone lazy could get that far..
BasketballGURU:


Truth be told...he was just lucky(to play for city°•°How many games did he start...what impact did he make°•°)....Not hardwork @ all. Europe's best League? Joey Barton also played there....does that make him the best? grin Manutd ex player Anderson also played there ...where is he now?


Can u compare Iheanacho to the likes of Gotze...Shaqiri...Thiago...Gray....Coman...Mbappe...? Can you? Since you called him a "Wonder-kid"


Re: What's Next For Iheanacho??? by BasketballGURU(m): 11:27am On Nov 05, 2017
Forceup:
I never called him a wonder kid.. I only asked how someone lazy could get that far..

Do you watch his games at all?
Re: What's Next For Iheanacho??? by Forceup(f): 12:22pm On Nov 05, 2017
BasketballGURU:


Do you watch his games at all?
Some times.
Re: What's Next For Iheanacho??? by BasketballGURU(m): 12:23pm On Nov 05, 2017
Forceup:
Some times.

Okay...Seems you just like him naturally grin
Re: What's Next For Iheanacho??? by Forceup(f): 12:24pm On Nov 05, 2017
BasketballGURU:


Okay...Seems you just like him naturally grin
Lolll.. I like Ndidi more grin

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Re: What's Next For Iheanacho??? by BasketballGURU(m): 12:44pm On Nov 05, 2017
Forceup:
Lolll.. I like Ndidi more grin

What club do you support? grin
Re: What's Next For Iheanacho??? by Forceup(f): 9:02pm On Nov 05, 2017
BasketballGURU:


What club do you support? grin
Chelsea kiss
Re: What's Next For Iheanacho??? by AbusM(m): 9:20pm On Nov 05, 2017
He should rediscover himself... he's supposed to be an attacking midfielder just like Kevin De Bryune,... Kelechi is NOT a natural striker. You function best at who you are and not by trying to live up to the dictate of people. It's understandable that an employer might demand more from you or give you an unfamiliar role... but i don't think a sane employer will higher you for an unusual role if you have had a cutting edge profile of yourself at what you are best at doing. For instance, would anyone higher Leroy Sane to play as a striker or an N'golo Nkante to play as winger or central defender.... money should be the first target once you have a platform to excel.... rise and express yourself and the money will flow in effortlessly.

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