By Adeboye Amosu:
Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini says Nigeria forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, has a big future at the club following his impressive showing in Saturday’s Premier League 4-0 win against Stoke City, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The youngster won a penalty, scored twice and was voted man of the match as the Citizens boosted their hopes of securing a top four finish with the emphatic win.
And the Chilean believes Iheanacho who was voted the most valuable player at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in United Arab Emirates in 2013, will be a good asset for City’s incoming coach, Pep Guardiola.
“A player that scores two goals and earns a penalty is obviously a very good performance especially for a striker,” Pellegrini told reporters after the game.
“Not only that, he moved very well and received a lot of the ball.
“I’m happy for him as he is a young player with a lot of condition. He will be very important for the future of the team.”
Iheanacho has scored five Premier League goals and 11 in all competitions in a season where he hardly starts games.