Puel: Iheanacho Must Improve To Get Leicester Game Time

Puel: Iheanacho Must Improve To Get Leicester Game Time

By Adeboye Amosu: Leicester City manager Claude Puel has told the club’s Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho he must improve his game if he is to force his way into the starting line-up.

The highly rated Iheanacho has played a peripheral role for the Foxes since his £25m switch from Manchester City last summer.

He has made six appearances in the English Premier League for the former champions and has been linked with a loan move to Turkish champions Besiktas.

He started from the bench in Saturday’s 0-0 FA Cup draw at Fleetwood Town despite the absence of Jamie Vardy due to injury with Algeria’s Islam Slimani preferred ahead of him.

“I think Kelechi is a young player and he needs to improve aspects of his play,” the Frenchman told Leicestermercury.co.uk.

“Also it is difficult because he is a player behind Jamie Vardy and it means he doesn’t get many opportunities.

“Shinji Okazaki is also playing well, so it is difficult for him.

“He works hard on the pitch and in the training sessions and he needs to continue.

“I hope he can have some game time in the future.”

Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 7
  • I think he should loan him to besiktas if he is not given game time how will he know his wickness when he is not on thr pitch …puel is not helping this guy to improve at all

  • Ifeanyi 5 months ago

    I think Iheanacho should go out on loan so he can get game time.

  • Edoman, New Jersey, USA. 5 months ago

    Who is willing to accept him when his Couch (Paul) is trashing him the way he is going about it. Some guys don’t perform at all under pressure. Iheanacho needs to go to some where and work with some one who believe in him and constantly tells him so.

  • Though this coach might not even know how to use Iheanacho, in every criticism there is an element of truth .Manuel Pellegrini also noted that Iheanacho needs to work on his ball control , which he still has not mastered when you observe him play .

  • AKOSUBO ALFRED 5 months ago

    Iheanacho needs to go somewhere else especially a club he can get regular playing time so he can keep fit for the World Cup . I wish him the best .

  • Vince 5 months ago

    It is not all coaches that can develop players. The Coach is employed to simply achieve results and he will use already established players. Iheanacho should move now and forget about using the opportunity to make money. He needs to save his career first.

  • THE BEST PLACE FOR IHEANACHO IS BESIKTAS I SAID SO BECAUSE OF 1. CHAMPIONS LEAGUE EXPERIENCE. 2. HE NEED TO GO TO A PLACE WHERE HE IS APPRECIATED. 3. IT IS OUT SIDE THE PREMIER LEAGUE.