Heskey backs Iheanacho to prove critics wrong after nightmarish misses Vs Southampton

Former Liverpool and Leicester City great Emile Heskey says Kelechi Iheanacho will bounce back from his misses against Southampton which ensured a 15th defeat of the season for the Foxes.

Iheanacho has come under fire, notably from former iconic strikers in the league, Gary Lineker and Ian Wright, after the Nigerian put two headers wide and a further chance over the bar in the 1-0 loss at St mary’s stadium on Saturday.

“Leicester only had themselves to blame. So profligate in front of goal,” Lineker, a former Leicester City great said.

Wright, who scored 113 times in 213 appearances in the Premier League was stunned by the misses.

‘You can’t miss the chances I saw today. This header, I don’t know what to say. It’s such a poor header. The next one, just head it back where it came from,’ said Wright.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Heskey said: “With a bit more composure and being a bit more clinical, Kelechi could’ve had a couple of goals today. He’s got three goals in six (league) games I think, plus three assists as well, so he’s not doing too bad and he’s creating chances. I just think today was just an off day for him, especially the one where he bends it with his left foot, they usually go in the back of the net and today just wasn’t a good day for him.”

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