Iheanacho Speaks After Leicester City's Relegation From the Premier League, Video

Iheanacho Speaks After Leicester City's Relegation From the Premier League, Video

Ibitoye Shittu
May 30, 2023 at 12:23 PM
  • Leicester City have been relegated from the Premier League on the last day of the season
  • Super Eagles star Kelechi Iheanacho is not happy about his team dropping in league tier
  • The former Manchester City player revealed what the team will do after their relegation

Nigerian forward, Kelechi Iheanacho has expressed disappointment over Leicester City's relegation to the English Championship, but is hopeful the club can return to the Premier League after just one term in a lower tier.

Iheanacho and his teammates were relegated on the last day of the Premier League season, with their 2-1 win over West Ham United unable to save them from the drop.

The Foxes did not have a good season in the English top flight and were accurately tipped as relegation favourites with 10 games still to go.

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kelechi Iheanacho in sad mood after relegation. Photo by James Williamson
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Despite limited playing time this season, with just 1,121 minutes of action in the Premier League, the Super Eagles forward had five goals and five assists for the Foxes.

According to the reports by Punch and Thisdaylive, Iheanacho explained that he felt bad about his team being relegated.

Iheanacho unhappy about Leicester's relegation

"I don't even know how I feel right now. I'm so disappointed. I don't know what to say," he told both publications.

The Nigerian thanked the club, its fans, and everyone who supported Leicester from the beginning to where they had unfortunately ended.

"I know it is a hard one to take. Whatever it is, we would keep going and stay strong, and hopefully, we would get back up."

Iheanacho described the club's relegation situation as a 'downturn'.

"Nobody is really happy at this time. It is about timing for the club and [for] everyone. We just need to chill and move on. It is not what we want... We can't go back now thinking about it. We just have to move forward."

FA Cup loss upsets Iheanacho

Earlier, Sports Brief reported how Iheanacho lamented Leicester's FA Cup exit after losing at home against Blackburn Rovers in the fifth round of the competition.

The Nigerian international scored a goal for his side but it was not enough against the Championship side, despite playing in front of their fans at the King Power Stadium.

Going into this game, Leicester City were the clear favourites to win the encounter, but they met a more determined Rovers team who knocked them out of the competition.

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