Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr says that Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho is now a very serious player who is ready to give his all for the national team, Completesports.com reports.
The Franco-German tactician stated this during the team’s press conference in Asaba on Thursday ahead of the international friendly match against Zimbabwe at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Saturday.
It can be recalled that a few months ago, Rohr hit out hard at Iheanacho whom the manager labelled as unserious after failing to invite him to the Eagles’ camp in March.
Rohr, however, spoke very well of the former Nigeria youth international on Thursday, saying: “Kelechi is now very serious and you can all see that at our training sessions in Asaba.
“However, he needs to work more on his confidence which he lost as a result of his lack of game time at Leicester City last season. He is showing good signs of improvement and we are happy with him.”
Iheanacho lacked playing time with the Foxes during the 2018/19 Premier League season which saw him play more as a substitute while scoring only once in 30 matches.
The 22-year-old has nonetheless shone at the Eagles’ trainings in Asaba.
By Oluyemi Ogunseyin in Asaba