“I was going through a crazy and difficult time when things just didn’t work out for me”, Kelechi Iheanacho
Nigerian footballer and midfielder for English Premier League club, Leicester City, Kelechi Iheanacho has recounted his early struggles after he joined Leicester City.
Kelechi, who joined Leicester City after he was bought by Manchester City for £25million performed below average and many called out the team’s manager, Brendan Rodgers telling him to dispose of him.
Due to his unimpressive performance, he failed to make it into the Super Eagles squad that participated in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
However, Kelechi Iheanacho is in good form and making the headlines in most sport news outlets as he is currently the leading goal scorer with 18 goals in 36 appearances for his side beating Jamie Vardy.
Speaking to BBC Sports Africa in an interview captured by Yabaleftonline news, Kelechi revealed that when he started he was written off but that did not discourage him.
“I think a lot of people wrote me off, but I never lost faith in myself.
“I was going through a crazy and difficult time when things just didn’t work out for me.
“But I’ve worked extremely hard, and also have the manager and other staff at Leicester, and most importantly my brother and friend Wilfred [Ndidi] who stood by me.
“It’s been a really tough ride, but I’m just delighted it’s all come together for me.”
“It was truly a bad patch and we all know that some people are always too quick to judge,” he continued.
“To hear some people come out now and start saying positive things again is only normal but I don’t even bother.
“I only have to prove to myself that I can do this consistently, continue to grow, help my club and country when I get the chance to play.
“We have a lot ahead of us. It’s that time