Nigeria youngster Kelechi Iheanacho has revealed that senior Manchester City stars like Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero are constantly encouraging him on the pitch to give him the confidence to express himself.
The 19-year old in a chat with City TV confessed that he never expected to have gotten the opportunities he has enjoyed in the first team already but has promised to keep working hard to fulfil his and the City staff’s expectations.
“They give me confidence every time, Yaya (Toure), Sergio (Aguero), (David) Silva, Samir (Nasri)….Gael, he encourages me every time, ‘keep going, keep chasing the defenders,’ – every time he gives me confidence to play. Iheanacho stated.
While enjoying the spotlight presently, Iheanacho is aware that much more is expected of him and he has made a promise not to disappoint.
“It’s a huge expectation because the first team is a professional game with professional players in it. So, I hope to do more and learn more every day with the professional players here – I hope to learn from them and work hard every day so I can stand up to the expectations of the team, the club.”
Iheanacho already has a goal to his name in the EPL after netting a last minute winner over Crystal Palace in his debut appearance.