Manchester city and Nigeria international striker Kelechi Iheanacho has revealed that comparisons with Manchester united’s striker will only inspire him to be a better player.
Iheanacho has been a vital part of Manchester city’s squad this season,mostly off the bench and has made 34 appearances and scored 13 goals while Marcus Rashford has made 16 appearances due to injuries to senior first team players at Manchester United and has scored 8 goals and Kelechi iheanacho has said it is good for Manchester.
“I love a challenge so when people compare me and Rashford, it gives me more confidence and motivation. It also makes me work even harder. I hope people keep comparing us because if we can keep challenging each other in the coming years it could be great for Manchester. If we both keep doing well, improving and scoring lots of goals for the team it could be interesting.Rashford is a great young talent. He is big and strong and makes good decisions so I think he’s going to be a really good player for United in the coming years.You can learn from every player so I’ve learned from Rashford as well this season and I wish him all the best in his career.Like all young players coming through for their clubs in this country, I hope they do well and continue to do well. Nobody knows what will happen in the future though.I don’t know anyone who is playing who doesn’t want to keep improving and be at the top level. I don’t know if I’ll end up being a top player or not.But I’ll be working hard to achieve that and I wouldn’t complain if it happened. I just have to keep going and see where it takes me”.
Iheanacho, who joined City from the Taye Academy in his homeland two years ago, has seized his opportunity after being included in Manuel Pellegrini’s first-team squad this season. He has helped City win the Capital One Cup and played in the semi-finals of the Champions League against Real Madrid. “So much has happened in the last few years it is difficult to take in. If you start thinking about being here one moment and there the next, your brain would get overload and your head would be spinning so it’s best not to think about it too much.Whatever happens now it has been a great season for me. I couldn’t have imagined what has happened so far so I’m really happy.”The other lads are always talking to me, offering advice and helping me – whether in training or in games and I listen to everything they say.Like any striker I love scoring goals and I’m not really fussed how they go into the net as long as they do.I just take the chances as they come. It’s just about being in the right place at the right time and when the chance comes your way you have to be able to take it”.