The 31-year-old attacker broke a Premier League document after scoring in 11 consecutive video games in 2015.
The Nigeria worldwide who joined the King Energy Stadium outfit from Manchester Metropolis in the summertime of 2017 is awe of the feat and defined that he’s studying from the ahead.
“I’ve been watching him and once I was at Manchester Metropolis I used to be actually following him and when he broke the document towards [Manchester] United, it was the motivation for me as properly,” Iheanacho instructed Leicestershire Stay.
“So seeing him scoring 11 video games straight, it provides each teenager motivation to know something is feasible in soccer.
“I’ve been watching him since. I didn’t know I’m going to come back right here so enjoying alongside him is a pleasure and I’m completely happy studying from him and hold enhancing.”
Though Iheanacho didn’t watch loads of Premier League video games whereas rising up as a result of he couldn’t afford it, he all the time utilise the time to ‘kick the ball.’
“Once I was rising up I don’t have the prospect to observe loads of soccer, as a result of I can not afford to observe soccer,” he revealed.
“The viewing centre was a spot you go to observe soccer in Nigeria however it’s a must to pay to observe soccer at a viewing centre, so in the event you don’t have the means or the cash to pay, you’ll be able to’t watch.
“The mills make a giant telly and folks collect to observe tv and have argument about issues and life and every part, so it’s a very fascinating place.
“I couldn’t afford to pay to observe them. It’s important to pay to observe it so I didn’t have the prospect, the chance to observe as a lot, the Premier League. It was costly then and I didn’t have that a lot likelihood to observe.
“I watched a bit bit a bit bit possibly essential video games I may get monetary savings and watch them, so I feel I watch a little bit of Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure, Wayne Rooney and Didier Drogba once I was again house in Nigeria.
“So many didn’t get the chance to observe it in addition to me, so I simply kick the ball and I simply kick the ball and hold hoping that’s what I do and if I get the chance to observe the sport, if they permit me then I am going however I’ve to fundraise however I get ten per cent of the fundraising to observe the sport.”
Now the Leicester Metropolis star is watched and is delighted to make his admirers proud.
“I feel I’ve [made them proud] and I’ve to maintain doing it,” he added.
“I don’t need to cease. I’ve to maintain doing it and the battle continues. They’re earlier than me and they’re proud and I’ll hold doing them proud.”
Iheanacho has scored two objectives this season and can hope to impress when Leicester host Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.