Iheanacho Refuses To Set Russia 2018 Personal Target


Leicester City attacker, Kelechi Iheanacho says he will not set any personal target for him to achieve at the World Cup, simply because he wants to keep team unity top of his mind in Russia.

Rather than set marks for himself, starting with Saturday’s group opener against Croatia, the former Manchester City youngster said all he wants is for the Eagles to work harder as a team in order to make Nigerians proud.

The former FIFA U-17 World Cup winner said all players in the team are very fit and doing well in training ahead of Saturday’s Group D opening match against Croatia.

Iheanacho, who has been nicknamed ‘Chief’ by his teammates, also commended the Eagles’ coaches for working very hard to put the team in top shape.

He said: “We are sharp, strong, fit and ready to go. The coaches are doing a great job by giving us quality training so that we can be in good shape for the World Cup

”We train two times a day which has been very tough for us but we have to do whatever the coaches ask us to do.

“We are in good condition and we can’t wait for the World Cup to start to show the world what we have learned in camp.

“Everybody is excited going to the World Cup but we have to remain focused on our first game against Croatia.

”I have not set any personal target. All we want to do as a team is to work hard and make the people of Nigeria happy.

“We have a collective target because this team is not a one man show. Our group is tough and therefore, we have to work together to pull through.

‘As a striker, I want to score and make the team happy but the important thing is for the team to win even when I can’t score.”


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