Awesome Foxes forward KELECHI IHEANACHO gives MATCH the lowdown on his Leicester team-mates…
KELECHI SAYS: “Jamie Vardy is still the quickest at the club. If anyone can get close to him it’d probably be me or Ben Chilwell, but Vards is defo a few yards ahead of us!”
KELECHI SAYS: “Wes Morgan. I have some good battles with him in training, and he’s easily the strongest at the club! He loves to get into battles with players – that’s one of his biggest strengths. The defenders do a lot more gym work than me, and he’s always an absolute beast in there!”
THE BEST TRAINER!
KELECHI SAYS: “Wilfred Ndidi. He trains the way he plays! The way you see him in matches, kicking everyone, that’s what he’s like in training! He’s always getting stuck into the tackles, even in light sessions when we’re just playing keep-ball. Everyone knows it’s meant to be fun, but he takes it so seriously!”
KELECHI SAYS: “That’s our goalkeeper, Kasper Schmeichel. He complains about everything! But it’s good because he wants everything to be right, that’s why he moans. So it’s a good thing in a way, but it gets annoying too!”
THE MOST INTELLIGENT!
KELECHI SAYS: “I’d go for Harry Maguire. He reminds me of John Stones in the way he plays – the intelligence from defence is so impressive. They can pick out a pass like a midfielder – long or short and between the lines – and for a centre-back that’s so intelligent!”
KELECHI SAYS: “In five-a-side you have to have Adrien Silva in your team, because he keeps the ball so well. He’s a really good player, and he’s stood out a lot since he joined us.”
KELECHI SAYS: “I was on international duty with Nigeria, but the lads put a video in our WhatsApp group of a fantastic finish by Yohan Benalouane. Someone fouled him so he was on the floor, but when the ball came to him he kicked it anyway – while still lying on the floor! I’ve never seen anyone do that before, it was a sick goal!”
KELECHI SAYS: “Wes Morgan – he’s awesome! He has so much passion for the club, he carries it on his shoulders and is a beast! He works so hard for the team and puts everything through his body, so he’s a really good leader.”
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