Iheanacho hopes Foxes can break last season’s top-four heartbreak

Within the type of Kelechi Iheanacho admits Leicester was out to end lingering ache last season.

The striker scored his 14th goal in his last 14 video games when the winner bowled in Monday’s 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace.

Three wins from the last 5 Foxes matches would assure a Champions League finish, even when West Ham gained their remaining matches.


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Thirdly Leicester dropped out of the Premier League’s top 4 on the final day of last season and Iheanacho admits he has been taking part in on the player’s minds.

“What occurred last season was in our head this season,” he said. “We do not wish to make these errors once more. That is why we targeted on getting the win.

“So these are the sort of video games we have to win and get the points so it would assist us within the last few video games.

“We have now 5 extra now, so we have to focus on the subsequent and see if we will get the three points.

“It is one other big recreation (against Southampton subsequent). We played them within the FA Cup, and they had been very sturdy and aggressive. We have now one other chance to play it on Friday.

“We have to come out sturdy and see if we will get the three points.”

Iheanacho scored an 80 minute thunderbolt to provide the Foxes three points at home. Timothy Castagne had already leveled following Wilfried Zaha’s first-half opener.

“It is three enormous points for us,” Iheanacho advised LCFC TV. “It is a great night time and it was a great finish – I loved that one.

“It is just one factor – I wasn’t serious about something, just transferring and capturing and it might go anyplace.

“He was a great character to us. We stayed within the recreation. It was a messy goal at half time, so within the second half we modified a number of issues. ”

Ebere Eze set up Zaha’s teammate for Palace’s opener. They regarded rested after a 16-day break and made the Foxes sweat earlier than returning within the second half.

Solely Jonny Evans’ last trench deal with stopped Christian Benteke regaining their lead after leveler Castagne and Eze revealed Palace frustrations.

“It is a powerful one,” he advised the membership’s official web site. “I believe the boys have labored hard.

“We did a great performance however once more, if you happen to make errors and you allow them to have a chance, they’re finally going to get a chance as a result of they seem to be a good side.

“We have been working hard in coaching and preparation for this recreation for some time after the Chelsea recreation, so we had been well positioned beforehand, however we’re disappointed.”

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