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Iheanacho: Leicester must not underestimate Europa League group

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Leicester forward Kelechi Iheanacho says his side cannot afford to ‘relax’ with lots of work ahead in their Europa League group.

Iheanacho was pleased with his side’s 4-0 victory over Sporting Braga in the Europa League on Thursday night.

The Nigerian forward put in a man-of-the-match performance with two goals and an assist to make it three wins from three in the competition.

That appearance was only the second start for Iheanacho in the Europa League and he did stake a claim on why he deserves to make that role his own.

The victory puts Leicester nine points at the top of Group G with at least three points ahead of second-placed Braga.

It already looks like the Foxes have all but secured qualification but Iheanacho says they must not relent on their performances moving forward.

“We’re in a great position in the group. We still have a long way to go, but it’s about keeping going, taking it game by game, and let’s see,” Iheanacho told the Europa League website.

“The first goal came from a rebound and I was maybe a little bit lucky with the second too. Thankfully they all count! I’m happy to score again.”

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“It was a good win for us. We did well, scored some good goals, and deserved to win in the end.”

Leicester take on Wolves next in the Premier League and Iheanacho says he is already looking forward to that game.

“This game is gone now. We enjoy it today but we focus on the Premier League now. I hope we can keep our winning run going,” he added.

In seven games across all competitions for Leicester this season, the 24-year-old has scored three goals and chipped in with three assists as well.