Despite lasting only 18 minutes in his first game for Leicester City, Kelechi Iheanacho has earned the praise of coach Craig Shakespeare for the role he played in their comeback 2-1 win over Borrusia Monchenglabach in their last pre season game.
Iheanacho was substituted minutes after he was introduced due to a knock, which the manager said isn’t serious, but despite not spending much time on the pitch he made his mark by setting up Jamie Vardy for the winner.
The coach praised the 20 year old who made his switch from Manchester City to Leicester City just 24 hours before the game against Borrusia Monchenglabach.
Shakespeare, speaking at full-time, told LCFC TV: “He’s fine in there. He’s getting a bit of a ribbing from the players in terms of him coming off.
“You can see the impact he’s had. We’re just really making sure that was more of a precaution. He hasn’t trained very often, he hasn’t been able to because of circumstance.
“The more minutes he can get on the pitch, the more liable he will be to last 90 minutes.”