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Iheanacho never lost faith despite his goal drought

Sat 17 April 2021 | 10:50

After 12 months without scoring a goal for Leicester, Iheanacho has scored 11 goals in his last 11 games for the Foxes as he was rewarded with a new three-year deal this month.

"It was a difficult, difficult period but that belief is still there," he told

Sky Sports

. "Sometimes it just won't click, whatever you do. Even if you try to do the right thing it won't click. Then when the wrong things happen you lose your head.

"You keep trying and trying and trying and still it won't come - and you think you're losing it.”

Being asked whether he lost his faith in himself during that period, he answered: "Well at that stage that's when you have to believe and have faith that no matter how bad it is and even when it's getting worse, something good is waiting for you.

"Even in the worst times something is being prepared for you. But that period is gone now so I'm focusing on this one now and I want to keep going the way I have been.

"Even if this hadn't come I would have kept going but the good days are here so I want to keep them going now."

Scoring 14 goals in 30 appearances this season, the Nigerian has a record of a goal every 92 minutes in all competitions this term, a better minutes-per-goal ratio than Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah, and Bruno Fernandes.

He said: "I think it's clicked at some point, as a player sometimes you face trying times at your club and once you get your opportunity you need to take it and it'll keep coming.

"That's what I'm doing now, I just keep taking my opportunities and it'll keep coming.

"I'm enjoying it but at the same time I need to focus as well. As much as I'm enjoying it I need to focus for any challenges which will be thrown at me.

"Mentality-wise I need to be ready every single game because that is what is everyone is looking at. I need to be mentally ready every game to make sure I help my team-mates and do my best for the club."


source: SportMob