Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho ready to kick on

Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho

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Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho insist he has been unfazed by his breakthrough season at the club and is ready to step up his game next year.

The Nigeria international has come through the academy at the Citizens and boss Manuel Pellegrini has given him plenty of chances in the first team this season.

He has scored 13 goals for the club in 33 appearances, with only Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne ahead of him in the club’s goal-scoring charts.

Iheanacho grabbed a brace in the 4-2 defeat to Southampton last time out and many are hoping he can continue his form into next year and beyond.

With Pep Guardiola coming to the Etihad Stadium, the 19-year-old insists he is ready to show his true potential in the coming years and establish himself under the former Barcelona boss.

Iheanacho said: “My record isn’t bad, this season has been great for me and for the team as well. I’ve been getting goals in the team and helping them.

“It’s not bad this season but I’ve got to keep working hard.

This is not going to be the best season ever, I’m just starting and there will more good to come, I’ll just keep working hard and working on everything in training and in games and I’ll get there.

“Now I’m convinced I’m part of the squad but it will not get into my head, I will just keep working hard and keep believing in myself. I will help the team anyway I can this season.”

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