Stunning Nigeria display can kick-start Kelechi Iheanacho's Leicester career

Claude Puel, Manager of Leicester City shows appreciation to the fans after the Premier League match between Stoke City and Leicester City at Bet365 Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Stoke on...

After flattering to deceive early on at Leicester, Kelechi Iheanacho was back to his best for Nigeria against Argentina on Tuesday.

Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City in action during the Caraboa Cup Fourth Round match between Leicester City and Leeds United at The King Power Stadium on October 24, 2017 in Leicester,...

Kelechi Iheanacho has not yet found his feet at Leicester City, so far failing to replicate the fine form he previously showed at Manchester City.

Jamie Vardy remains the Foxes main man in attack and Claude Puel selected Riyad Mahrez in a central role in his first game against Everton, limiting the side to one forward.

And so it is crucial for Iheanacho that he puts together a good run - and such a stretch might just have started.

Mateusz Klich of Leeds United and Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City during the Caraboa Cup Fourth Round match between Leicester City and Leeds United at The King Power Stadium on October...

Nigeria bounced back from two goals down to beat South American giants Argentina 4-2 on Tuesday and Iheanacho was crucial to the success.

The African side played a counter-attacking style very similar to Leicester's, with Iheanacho scoring his team's first goal from a free-kick and then laying on the next two.

It was an all-action display in which Iheanacho could have seen red for a first-half elbow on Nicolas Otamendi, but he looked back to his old self in front of goal.

Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho (14) celebrates with teammates after scoring the team's first goal during an international friendly football match between Argentina and Nigeria in Krasnodar on...

In fact, Otamendi's ego was ultimately left as bruised as he was, with the forward running at his former Man City team-mate at will.

If that performance can translate to the Premier League stage, Iheanacho can become a key player for his new club.

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