Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Iheanacho - We'll Get There Soon and Make Fans Proud

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Iheanacho - We'll Get There Soon and Make Fans Proud

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CITY hero Kelechi Iheanacho has declared the Blues' slump is nothing to do with Pep Guardiola's football philosophy.

The striker popped up with the equalising goal as a second-half substitute, and nearly sparked a badly-needed City win against Southampton.

And with critics queuing up to point fingers at Guardiola's insistence on playing from the back, Iheanacho said the blame was being wrongly apportioned.

Asked if some fans were right to lose faith in Guardiola's system, Iheanacho replied: "There is no problem - we need to get our heads straight and focus on the next game.

"The fans need to know we are football players, but we are human beings as well. We didn't come from a different planet - we are of this world.

"I know the fans expect a lot from us, as players, but we are capable of losing and drawing as well as winning. …

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