Iheanacho Ready To Play Anywhere – Nigerian wonderkid Kelechi Iheanacho has spoken of his adjustments as he gets set to play under new Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.
“Guardiola is a good manager, everyone knows that,” Iheanacho told Sky Sports. “He’s bringing fresh thoughts and his own style. Everything is different and everyone is adapting to what he’s teaching us. We need to understand what he’s telling us and what he wants to bring to the team.”
Guardiola has commonly used only one striker in his previous teams, and Iheanacho revealed that he can play various positions asides being the top man.
“In my country, that’s where I started playing – I was a number 10,” he added. “For my club, I play more as a striker but I can play in both positions. I can play as a striker or I can play as a number 10. I can even play on the wing as well. I can play in any position.”
Nacho as he is fondly called also spoke with great respect for former manager Manuel Pellegrini.
“He gave me that chance to play in the first team and to come and show what I can do,” he explained. “I will always be grateful to him, anywhere he is and anywhere he goes.
“I wish him good luck and I pray that he gets a good offer anywhere he goes. He is a great manager and he will continue to be great.
“Last season was great for me and there were some good highlights. Scoring my [first] goal against Crystal Palace and playing against Real Madrid in the Bernabeu, those were good feelings.”