Carabao Cup: ‘I would have passed to Daka’ – Iheanacho

Iheanacho vs Millwall

Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, has admitted he would have passed to Patson Daka instead of going for goal in their Carabao Cup win over Millwall on Wednesday night.

Iheanacho was among the goals as the Foxes progressed into the fourth round, where they will face Brighton and Hove Albion.

Having been denied by goalkeeper George Long earlier, the Super Eagles star fired an unstoppable finish into the roof of the net with two minutes left to seal the win.

Although Iheanacho described the goal as ‘sweet’, he claimed he would have teed up Daka, who is yet to score for since his move from RB Salzburg.

“I’m happy with the goal and we’re looking forward to the next round. I didn’t see Patson [Daka]. If I saw him, I would’ve passed to him, but he’ll be happy with the goal, but if I missed that one, I think he’d be fuming. Anyways, next time I will pass to Patson!” he told the club website.

“It was a sweet goal, a rocket, and we’re happy with that. It was teamwork and we’re happy going into the next round.

“We put the work in today [on Wednesday]. We defended really good in the last 10 minutes and we got the first goal early in the second half.

“We got the second goal, so we’re happy.”

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