Kelechi Iheanacho has declared emphatically that his club Manchester City can still win the English Premier League title, despite losin...
Kelechi Iheanacho has declared emphatically that his club Manchester City can still win the English Premier League title, despite losing their second straight home match on Sunday.
Iheanacho scored in the game at Etihad Stadium and, though he admits he was sad to see his side fall 2-1 against visiting fellow-title contenders, Tottenham Hotspur, he insists glory is not beyond his side.
He equally believes his team’s previous conquerors in the penultimate weekend, Leicester City can still be caught and City can eventually finish tops, as only six points separate the sides at the league’s summit.
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In spite of Iheanacho’s brave words, many observers believe it’s all over for City, as they fell behind to Harry Kane’s 54th-minute strike and still crumbled in defeat, even after the UAE 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup most valuable player fired home 20 minutes after Spurs’ opener.
City pushed for the winner but had their wings clipped as Christian Eriksen’s 83rd handed the Citizens their seventh defeat of the season.
Though Iheanacho rued a missed chance to close the gap on Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester, the youngster, who was previously on loan at Columbus Crew of America, believes the EPL title race is far from over.
“I’m pleased to score my third goal in the English Premier League but we are disappointed we lost. I think we tried very hard but unfortunately lost the game, and we are very disappointed. We will put that behind us and keep going.
“I thought the goal I scored would motivate my team towards getting another goal and win the game, but unfortunately it didn’t happen and we lost the game.
“No one is happy because we gave enough gave for the people in front but I think if we work hard and concentrate on every game, I think we would close the gaps,” Iheanacho told his club’s official website.