Guardiola warns of ‘incredible’ Iheanacho as City visit Foxes
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted he is wary of the threat posed by Kelechi Iheanacho this weekend as the league leaders face Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Iheanacho, 24, has scored five goals in his last three league appearances for the Foxes, bagging the Premier League Player of the Month for March.
Ahead of the game, Guardiola, who managed the Nigerian international during his time at the Etihad Stadium says he is determined to stop the in-form forward from wreaking havoc against his team.
“Incredible. The quality was there, he was a young player here and I believe in that moment with Gabriel and Sergio we didn’t have much space,” Guardiola told reporters on Friday.
“He is a fantastic person, we had a good relationship together so I’m delighted that it’s going well lately.
“He’s playing for the injured Maddison and of course he links really well with the midfield and he’s good in behind.
“He’s fast and in the final third he has the right tempo, he’s so clear in front of the goal”.
It is revenge mission for City after they lost 5-2 to Brendan Rodgers’ side in the reverse fixture.
The match comes up by 5:30pm Nigerian time.