Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, scored the winning goal for his club, Leicester City, in his first Premier League appearance on Sunday December 1.
The Nigerian international substituted Ayoze Pérez in the 62nd minute and assisted Jamie Vardy to score the first goal for Leicester before he netted the winning goal which was originally ruled as offside before it was approved by VAR.
Iheanacho spoke to LCFC TV about his performance, “It was a great moment, [it was] my first game of the season and first goal, so I’m really buzzing – I’m happy today.”
“It all came from the hard work in training, I’ve been working hard and keeping my head up and waiting for the opportunity to come. I’m happy it came, and I took it.”
“I was just concentrating on the game, and watching the game, and how the game was going,” he said. “When the manager said ‘you’re going to come on’, I was confident and, of course, they’re my team-mates – they know what I can do and I know what they can do.
“I know where the passes are going to come. We work together in training and we’ve been playing together, so everyone knows everybody. We’re happy that we had this great moment today.”
Iheanacho, who now wants to be called ‘Mr. VAR’ also spoke about the team’s togetherness and how happy they are about their victory on Sunday.
“To be fair, this team, starting from the players, to the staff and the manager – everyone – we are all together, so everyone is happy with each other.
“Those who are playing or those who are not playing, everyone is happy. It’s a great squad, it’s a happy place to be.
“I know everyone is happy for me, they’ve been waiting for me to do this, so I’m happy as well. We’re all happy!” He added.