The Nigeria forward believes the Foxes can meet this season’s targets, but it would be harder than ever in the upcoming campaign

Without a doubt, last season was bittersweet for Leicester City; there was that glorious FA Cup triumph — the first in the club’s history — but the campaign ultimately ended on a sour note on the final day of the Premier League.

At half-time in gameweek 38, the Foxes were set for their second-ever Champions League journey, but a second-half collapse against Tottenham Hotspur at the King Power Stadium meant they had to lick their wounds for the second season running.

While the immediate schadenfreude was particularly excessive, it was dismissively devoid of any context.

Admittedly, back-to-back final day defeats which resulted in missing out on Champions League football had to rankle, Brendan Rodgers’ team were already punching above their weight and running on empty in both campaigns.