Leicester City hero Kelechi Iheanacho has showered praises on teammate Jamie Vardy after the Super Eagles forward scored his first ever professional hat-trick in the Foxes comfortable 5-0 win against Sheffield United on Sunday’s premier league game.
Iheanacho opeNed the scoring after sweeping in Vardy’s superb cross in the 39th minute.
Vardy once again set up Iheanacho for his second of the afternoon in the 69th minute and then the Nigeria international powered home from 25 yards out to earn his hat-trick.
The former Manchester City wonderkid has hailed Vardy for helping him get on the scoresheet and wants the 34-year-old to keep playing for the next six years.
“I am really happy I play alongside Jamie. I said before when I did an interview that he always creates spaces for me. He makes it easy for me to make runs behind,” Iheanacho said to Sky Sports just after the game.
“Playing with him is a joy, hopefully he will keep going until 40 years because I’m really happy and delighted playing with him.
“He’s a team player, I think he helps everyone in the team, even if he’s not scoring he’s still helping the team to win.
“He gave me two assists today, as you can see he’s really good when he’s not scoring but I think the goals will come for him very soon.”
Iheannacho has now scored 10 goals and made 3 assists so far in all competitions this season.