Iheanacho: Pep Guardiola wants me to play like Messi
Kelechi Iheanacho has revealed that his coach at Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, wants him to play like Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi.
The Super Eagles forward says Guardiola is preparing him with video clips of Messi and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.
Iheanacho has been seen ample playing time under the Spaniard, scoring five times in 15 matches this season. But the 20-year-old admits he has a lot to learn.
“Of course he [Guardiola] tells me about them, that I should really watch them and see what they are doing and make sure I am improving on what I am not doing,” Iheanacho told SundayExpress.
“They are great strikers, big stars so you need to see how you can improve your game, to work in training.
“They both have great qualities and they have a lot of different abilities.
“It’s important of course that you be yourself, you are your own player, you have your own style but of course you need to see what they are doing too.
“I watch all of their games. They are great players and I need to watch them to improve. They have great qualities and you need to see what they are doing. Everyone’s quality is different but you have to take some things they are doing and put it in your game and work on it.”