Ex-England striker Emile Heskey praised Kelechi Iheanacho for his goal against Rennes, saying it was a difficult finish.
On Thursday night, the two sides played in the Uefa Europa Conference League at the King Power Stadium, with the English side prevailing 2-0.
Marc Albrighton opened the scoring in the 30th minute before the Nigerian found the far corner in injury time to give the Foxes a commanding lead.
Following that, the former striker agreed with fellow commentator Kasper Schmeichel that the Super Eagle Striker is a superb finisher who will be crucial to the team’s attacking efforts.
“It’s fantastic that he scored, especially with Jamie Vardy out.” Vardy is important to the club, but he isn’t the only one.”
The Nigerian striker, who is 25 years old, went on to compliment the Foxes’ effort and the significance of his goal.
“The team put up a good effort; we went 1-0 up at halftime and came out stronger in the second half to secure victory,” Iheanacho told Leicester Online TV.
“They are a talented team, but we were the better team; we are looking forward to the road match.”
“I’m pleased with the result. It helps me regain my confidence… it’s critical that we achieve the second security aim. In the second leg, we don’t need to do anything; all we have to do is go there and play our football and win the game.”
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Kelechi Iheanacho is likely to spearhead the attack against Arsenal this weekend in the Premier League before the second leg.
After an uneven season, the Foxes are aiming for a top-half finish in the table. They are currently in the 12th position on the standings, with 33 points.
With 48 points, the Gunners sit in fourth place on the table.