Arsenal legend Ian Wright has explained how Brendan Rodgers and Jamie Vardy helped Kelechi Iheanacho improve his performance this season.
The Nigerian striker joined the Foxes from Manchester City in 2017. However, he failed to meet up to the expectation behind his signing in previous seasons.
However, Iheanacho has proven to be the player Leicester City signed in 2017 recently, winning the Premier League Player of the Month in March by scoring five goals in three games (against Burnley, Brighton, and Sheffield United).
Ian Wright created Brendan Rodgers for developing players and believes he is doing the same with the Nigerian striker.
“Yes, he (Brendan Rodgers) does improve players. We saw that unbelievable interview with James Maddison, singing his praises about the work he does with him,” Wright said on Premier League Production.
“It’s obvious – that Iheanacho is getting the same kind of tuition from him and, when you look at where he plays, it does work for him.
He also created Jamie Vardy for his movement. The movement creates space for Iheanacho to get opportunities and score goals.
“When you look at some of those goals and the movement – Jamie Vardy does create space for him. To then get – opportunities to take the chances like he’s taking now, and he’s in the team that he will play.
“He might start then – he will get taken off. He might come on for ten minutes – now he knows he will play.” Kelechi Iheanacho appeared in seventeen games and scored six goals.