Leicester news: Iheanacho highly regards legendary Vardy

Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City celebrates (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City celebrates (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) /

Foxes of Leicester on Leicester City news. Nigeria international striker Kelechi Iheanacho regards former England forward Jamie Vardy very highly. The ex-Manchester City man is pleased to work with the forward. In spite of obvious competition for a sole starting place, Iheanacho claims that there is no rivalry between he and the Foxes legend. Meanwhile, fellow Nigerian Wilfred Ndidi playfully mocks LCFC teammate and Ghana National Team representative Abdul Fatawu Issahaku.

One aspect of Enzo Maresca’s managerial excellence or competent man managing which is rarely cited, explained or acclaimed, is the way he balances the squad. Affording minutes to periphery personnel is vital when possible; we have seen constant breakout youngsters and many acclimatised along with well-embedded signings. Splitting starts for the equally talented and deadly Vardy and Iheanacho in the XI was a possible stroke of genius from the Italian. Maybe this is the reason why the latter doesn’t see his counterpart as a rival. The 27-year-old recently described the relationship and dynamic he shares with the veteran Fox:

"“Let me put that right, it’s never a battle with me and Jamie, he’s a legend in the game, he’s done a lot for this great club, so it’s never a battle for me and Jamie. I’ve got absolute respect for him, he’s a legend as I’ve said before, so it’s never a battle. If he plays, he scores, you know what he’s like. So, if I play, I do my bit. Me, Jamie, Patson (Daka), it’s never a battle, we are happy with where we are at the moment.”"

Wilfred Ndidi catches Leicester City colleague Abdul Fatawu sleeping on the job

Leicester midfielder Ndidi likes a laugh. Loanee signing Fatawu was the latest person on the receiving end of some LCFC training ground, or gym, banter. Judging by a TikTok video from Ndidi’s social media account, the winger was teased for sleeping during a Foxes recovery session at Seagrave.

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In the funny video, Ndidi can be seen having a joke at the Sporting Lisbon player’s expense; Fatawu is currently and temporarily in Leicestershire on loan. Essentially the former lightheartedly asked his teammate why he came all the way from Africa to England merely to sleep. The bond between the pair is described as brotherly, which is nice to see. This camaraderie only enhances the chance of success at King Power Stadium, as I see it.