No pressure on Iheanacho to replace Aguero insists Pep

No pressure on Iheanacho to replace Aguero insists Pep
Kelechi Iheanacho scores for Manchester City

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Dec 07, 2016. 09:51

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has said Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho is not under any pressure to replace suspended Sergio Aguero.

Aguero has been slapped a four-match ban for his dangerous lunge at David Luiz of Chelsea in a Premier League clash at the weekend.

"There is no pressure on Kelechi Iheanacho, he just has to do his job," Guardiola maintained.

The 20-year-old Iheanacho has responded immediately by scoring City's equaliser in Tuesday night’s 1-1 Champions League draw with Celtic.

"I have the responsibility now to be the striker in the team and replace Sergio for four games," he said.

"They [Celtic] are a good side with quality players and we are pleased to get a draw.

"It wasn't the result we wanted but we are pleased. We responded well to going behind and I am pleased to score."

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