Kelechi Iheanacho

Claude Puel is full of praise for Super Eagles Stars Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi after the duo came on to rescue a point for the Foxes against Brighton on Saturday.

Leicester were a goal and a man down in the opening 30 minutes, thanks to a Gleen Murray’s 15th minutes opener and James Madison‘s red card in 28th minutes.

Puel introduced Ndidi minutes for Vincent Ibora in the 32nd minutes, shortly after the red card, while Iheanacho replaces Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki with 20 minutes left to on the clock.

The embattled Super Eagles striker won a late penalty and it was calmly converted by another substitute Jamie Vardy to the delight of the former Southampton manager.

“I’m happy for all my players. The players that came off from the bench gave also a good mentality,” Puel told LCFC TV.

“The quality of [Kelechi] Iheanacho, [Wilfred] Ndidi and Jamie [Vardy] and all of the squad pushed from the same side and I like this.”

Ndidi missed the Super Eagles 2019 AFCON qualifier clash with South Africa in Johannesburg through suspension, while Iheanacho featured in the game.

Leicester City are now 10th on with 18 points from 13 games.

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