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Kelechi Iheanacho Striker keeping level head amidst rave reviews

Iheanacho has been impressive this season for Manchester City which has attracted praises from fans and football pundits alike.

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Kelechi Iheanacho play Kelechi Iheanacho says he is keeping a level head despite rave reviews of his performances so far this season. (Getty Images )

Nigeria international striker, Kelechi Iheanacho is keeping a level head amidst rave reviews for his good form.

Iheanacho has been impressive this season for Manchester City which has attracted praises from fans and football pundits alike.

The 19-year-old recently made history as the first Nigerian to score in the Manchester derby and also impressed as he replaced suspended Sergio Aguero in the team.

Kelechi Iheanacho play Kelechi Iheanacho scored for in the City's win over rivals United ( REUTERS)

 

Despite all the praises his form has attracted, the Super Eagles striker does not want to get carried away.

I’m not letting all the praise get to my head because I still have a lot to learn in this game,” Iheanacho told BBC Sport.

It’s been a very progressive period for me at the club, but playing alongside stars like Sergio [Aguero], Yaya [Toure] and other great players provides a big chance to keep working hard.

I’m definitely learning, quietly listening and watching others closely every day – I know in doing that I will achieve bigger things in my career.

Kelechi Iheanacho play Kelechi Iheanacho says he is watching older players closely and learning (Eamonn and James Clarke)

 

We have experienced players in the team and as someone who is learning and improving, I am happy to take my chance when the manager calls.”

Iheanacho is expected to play for Nigeria in their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers on Sunday, October 9.

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