Leicester City attacker, Kelechi Iheanacho has come under a fresh bolt of scorn, after Manchester City’s 17-year-old central defender, Eric García stopped him from making in Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup fixture.
Though Iheanacho got a rare starting shirt for The Foxes, footballlive.ng reports that he hardly found his range till he was replaced in the 1-1 draw, which his side then lost 3-1 on penalties.
Iheanacho would then face caustic words from his former coach at Man City, Pep Guardiola, who praised Garcia for playing very well to stop the Super Eagles star from making any impact at King Power Stadium.
December 22 will make it three months since Iheanacho last scored in a competitive game for both club and country, which has left several fans and critics lampooning his drastic drop in form.
Guardiola has now inadvertently joined in the scorn, as the Spanish gaffer praised Garcia for preventing Iheanacho from making any impact on Tuesday.
The Super Eagles star had only one attempted shot and 18 touches of the ball, before he was replaced with nine minutes left on the clock, after which Pep put it all down to a great personal performance by Garcia.
Guardiola acknowledged: ”It’s not easy with [Demarai] Gray, Kele [Iheanacho] and [James] Maddison.
”It’s a big important event. I’m so delighted with his performance. He has good vision, a good pass. It’s incredible, I’m very pleased.
“He didn’t make one mistake and with the ball he played with huge personality.”