Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho has declared his readiness to perform for new Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.
The 19-year-old broke into the Citizens first team last season under Manuel Pellegrini who left the club after guiding them to Capital One triumph and a UEFA Champions League semifinal finish.
However, after settling for a fourth place finish in the premier league last term Guardiola was brought in to fire the club back to the top and genuinely challenge for the top prizes in European soccer and Iheanacho desperately wants to be a part of it all under the former Barcelona manager.
“I think Pep’s arrival is very important for the club and most of all for the fans. We are all looking forward to it,” he told reporters.
“I think everyone knows what we are looking forward to: greatness, good football and most of all trophies, the Champions League and the Premier League in particular. We just need to work hard, play good football for the team, for the fans and we will come out with something this season.
“I haven’t spoken to Guardiola yet so we’re going to meet in training. I think everyone knows about him. He’s a great manager. He’s coached great teams like Barcelona and Bayern Munich. He’s done great for all the teams I think.
“I watched Barcelona [as a kid]. He’s a great manager, they played really well, were a great team and won trophies. I can’t wait to meet him and work with him as well.
“He has a good record working with young players and I don’t think I will be an exception. He’s going to prep the young players and they’re going to improve.”
Last season Iheanacho finished the season with the best goals per match ratio in the top five leagues in Europe.