Kelechi Iheanacho says it’s a dream come true for him helping Leicester City reach the FA Cup final for the first time in 52 years, newsmen reports.
Iheanacho’s second-half goal gave the Foxes a 1-0 win over Southampton at Wembley on Sunday and they will play Chelsea in the final – their first appearance in the showpiece since they lost 1-0 against Manchester City in 1969.
The goal was Iheanacho’s 10th in seven games for the Foxes.
“It is a dream come true,” Iheanacho said during his post-match interview.
“Loving it. I am happy. We did it together to get to the final. Without the team we couldn’t do it, it’s not a one man show.
“I’m happy with the way we played together and stayed together at the end and I was at the right place at the right time. We are in the final and we’re really happy.
“I watched the FA Cup when I was little and now I get the chance to play in the final. Such a big dream for me.
“I think the FA Cup loves me and I love the FA Cup.
“I’ve been unlucky in the past few years but I need to keep working hard to go to the next level now.”
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers also praised the Nigerian for his confidence level.
“His confidence levels are very high,” Rodgers said during his post-match interview.
“Some of his set up play and build up play was a bit loose today but his confidence was not affected by that. He and Jamie are a real threat but it is very much a team effort.