Kelechi Iheanacho optimistic of Leicester turnaround

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during The FA Community Shield Final between Manchester City and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium on August 07, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho has backed himself and his Leicester teammates to help turn Leicester’s fortunes around after a terrible start to the season.

Brendan Rodgers’ side are on a run of five consecutive defeats in the Premier League this season and have found themselves bottom of the Premier League log.

In an interview with LCFC TV, Iheanacho believes the club can recover soon. 

“It (a win) would be massive – so, so massive for the Club and for everyone involved,” he said. “A win would give us the momentum to go forward this season. We need to defend as a team, attack as a team and just work hard as a team.

“We have been preparing very, very hard for this and hopefully it turns around this weekend. Training has been going quite well. The message has always been that we stick together whether we lose or win but right now we need to show character, hunger and desire.

“As players and as a team we know we can get the results we need, we showed that last season. So far this season, it’s just turned out the other way. We have great quality in this team, so we just need to believe in ourselves and get the points to get us back up there this season.

The Foxes have lost several players to injuries and key players like Wesley Fofana and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel have left the club and this may have affected their start to the season. 

“We haven’t started well this season but I think we have been playing well,” the Nigeria international added. “Every game, the outcome has not been good, but we need to stick together, we need to show character and we need to represent the Club and represent our families.

“We are not in good momentum at the moment but we do have a great quality in our team and we just have to stick together to come back. There’s still a lot of games left but we just need to start winning games now. We’re working really hard in training, so the wins will come.”

On the other hand, the former City man has scored one and made one assist in his five league appearances so far this campaign. 

Leicester City travel to Spurs this weekend for their seventh league fixture of the season in need of a good result, as pressure continues to mount on Rodgers. 

This article was most recently revised and updated 1 week ago

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