Kelechi Iheanacho’s teammate at Leicester City Kasper Schmeichel has praised the Nigerian striker for excellent form at the King Power Stadium.
Iheanacho scored a stunner to help the Foxes beat Crystal Palace 2-1 on Monday night Premier League.
This is Iheanacho’s ninth strike since March, making him Leicester’s highest goalscorer so far this season.
Schmeichel said his team-mates had been well aware of the 24-year-old’s quality before he began to finally show it in competitive games.
“You see it every single day,” he said to Sky Sports. “I think it was a case of him finding his feet here at Leicester, and obviously having a massive figure like Jamie Vardy in front of you in the system we were playing with was always going to be difficult for him.
“But credit to him in training every day since he’s come in, he works so hard. He does all those things in training, he just needed that bit of luck or that goal to go in for him to give him that confidence, that belief.
“Now you can see his partnership, his link-up with Vards, it’s a formidable front two. I’m delighted and proud of him and I think everyone in the dressing room, you can see, is just so happy for him to see that the hard work is paying off.”