Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, is expecting a tough battle against the Wolves – Wolverhampton Wanderers in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup third round tie at the Molineux Stadium.
The Foxes head to Molineux following Saturday’s Premier League home win against Huddersfield Town, while Wolves held Manchester United to a 1-1 draw at the Old Trafford.
Nuno Espírito Santo’s Wolves have impressed many already this term, although they fell to a 2-0 defeat to the Foxes at King Power Stadium in their second top flight fixture of the season.
However, Iheanacho , who scored and assisted in the 3-1 win over Huddersfield, says Leicester are wary of their hosts’ abilities in the Carabao Cup.
“I think they’ve had a good run this season,” the Nigeria striker, previewing the clash, told LCFC TV.
“They have a good manager, I think they have good quality players, they’re in good shape and have been good this season in the Premier League, so it’s going to be a difficult game.
“We played them at home, we won, but that game was difficult as well. A cup game is going to be different. We are playing them away and we need to go and show what we’ve learned.
“We’ve lost games in the Premier League, but I think we are back now… we’re strong and I think we have what it takes to win.”
The Carabao Cup has provided Claude Puel with an opportunity to rotate his squad and Iheanacho says every chance to impress is one which City’s stars need to take.
“It’s good to give everyone a run in the game,” he added. “That’s why we’re a big squad. It’s not just a single player, everyone is a part of the team.
“Switching players, changing positions is good sometimes, so that everyone will get a game, everyone will be part of the team and everyone will be happy as well.
“I think our team is doing that. Changing and switching players really helps get the balance we need and I think we’ll keep doing that, so it’s left for the manager to choose who’s best to play in the Premier League and in cup games. I think our team is doing it well and we’re in good shape.”