Kelechi Iheanacho widely wide-spread he overlooked a really perfect probability to grab a late winner for Manchester metropolis in opposition to Stoke.
The Nigerian, a late exchange, volleyed huge in the death moments as Wednesday’s rearranged most popular League clash on the Etihad Stadium ended in a boring zero-0 draw.
the end result cost metropolis the possibility to move to 2d within the desk and left them 10 points at the back of leaders Chelsea.
Iheanacho said: ‘As a striker you wish to take chances. We wish to center of attention to place the chance (away) if it comes. It got here and of course I overlooked it, but I focal point on the subsequent one – that is going to rely.’
metropolis manager Pep Guardiola circled his squad for the game with the aid of leaving in-form Raheem Sterling out of his matchday squad and naming David Silva and John Stones on the bench.
His side lacked spark for a lot of the fit and simplest seriously tested Stoke goalkeeper Lee grant as soon as, with an Aleksandar Kolarov free-kick.
city discovered greater direction after the 2d-half of introduction of playmaker Silva but the Spaniard overlooked a superb opportunity whereas Sergio Aguero, Leroy Sane and Yaya Toure were also unable to take opportunities.
Iheanacho said: ‘i think we didn’t do anything fallacious. i believe we in reality worked hard but they really stood up because they are a good team as smartly. they’re robust, they actually combat.
‘We fought to the end and to get a draw used to be unfortunate but i think we focus on the next games.’
The title is now taking a look an increasing number of beyond city however Iheanacho isn’t but giving up hope.
The 20-yr-outdated stated: ‘i think we believe in ourselves and what we can do in addition to other teams.
Chelsea are doing smartly as smartly but if we preserve this usual, preserve working laborious, i think we will be able to get there.’
Iheanacho impressed after breaking into the primary staff final season but has found opportunities restricted this time period due to the type of Sergio Aguero and thrilling new signing Gabriel Jesus.
Iheanacho, who has scored seven targets this season however now not began a recreation due to the fact January 2, mentioned: ‘we are satisfied to have everybody round. On my section, any time i am in I want to supply a hundred per cent as a result of individuals are vital within the workforce.
‘i feel i have in point of fact completed well however everyone must reinforce. I wish to keep working and keep making improvements to.’