Manchester City’s biggest revelation of the season Kelechi Iheanacho is determined to become the first choice strike partner of Sergio Aguero in the Citizens attack.
Manuel Pellegrini promoted the 19-year-old to the first team at the summer after an impressive preseason and he marked his arrival with a late minute winner against Crystal Palace in the premier league and followed that up with a sublime show against same opponents in the Capital One Cup.
He scored one and assisted twice in a show of class and has carried that form on ever since – now he wants to cement a permanent place in the team ahead of fellow African Wilfred Bony.
“You need to be a good player to play with Sergio in the team, so I am working hard to show I can,” the Nigerian began. “I am just coming up as a young player, so I am not worried – one day I will start playing regularly for the team.
“There are plenty of good players in the EDS, and I feel like I am flying the flag for them – they can all do what I am doing.
“Playing with superstars makes the game easier for you. They always make the right decision.”
Manchester City sit top of the premier league and return to action on Saturday with a trip to the Britannia to face Stoke City.