Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has praised youngster Kelechi Iheanacho yet again, following another impressive display against Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday.
The 19-year old started for the Citizens and partnered Sergio Aguero in attack, providing the assist for City’s second goal and the Argentine’s first of the game as they demolished Palace in what turned out to be a one sided affair at the Etihad Stadium.
Speaking after the game, Pellegrini had high praise for the Nigerian youngster.
“Kelechi is a very important player,” he said. “Every game he plays, he takes positively. Today, he had a great impact.
“I had to make the substitution because Aleks Kolarov was injured and we needed tall players for set pieces.
“He has a bright future at this football club,” stated the Chilean.
Iheanacho was taken off after 57 minutes and replaced by Yaya Toure. He however failed to make it three goals in three games against Palace.