Iheanacho Would’ve Converted Werner’s Goal-Scoring Chance Against Real Madrid

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Former Rangers star and manager Ally McCoist believes Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho would have scored the golden chances Chelsea striker, Timo Werner missed in Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League game against Real Madrid.

Recall that the German international fired straight at Thibaut Courtois from point-blank range with the game goalless early on before Christian Pulisic put Chelsea in front after 14 minutes. However, Karim Benzema equalized against the run of play to leave the tie delicately poised ahead of next week’s game at Stamford Bridge.

Although Werner has scored 11 goals and registered 12 assists in all competitions for the Blues this season, he has come under heavy criticism for the number of chances he has missed this season.

Reacting to the big miss against Real Madrid, McCoist via his official twitter handle stated that Iheanacho’s goal sense would have slotted the ball into the back of the net if he was in Werner’s shoes.

“So it is very difficult to be part of the Nigeria attack, we have very good players. As I said before, I have never stopped following his performances, but I believe that next year he must go and play in a club and in a team that is stronger than Crotone. It will not be equally easy, but he would already have a better chance of returning to the national team “.

 

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