Following the performance of Leicester’s Kelechi Iheanacho when he scored his first English Premier League goal this season in the 2-1 win over Everton at the weekend, Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr believes the striker can regain his fighting spirit and win back his place in the national team.
The German tactician urged Iheanacho to continue working hard as that is the only way he can rediscover himself.
“Kelechi used to be an important player for us in the Super Eagles. He is a very good left-footed goal scorer with good fighting spirit. I hope he gets back his confidence.
“I don’t know what caused his lack of fitness and I think it’s only his coach at Leicester City that can answer that question because I saw him last in Asaba before the AFCON and I noticed that he had fitness problem and lacked confidence.
“I think once he has his confidence back, fitness will come as a result of hard work.
“His coach (Brendan Rogers) was wondering why I didn’t call him again after the Russia 2018 World Cup because he felt he was good enough but he (Rogers) also stopped using him because he was not okay. But he’s a good guy and with hard work, he can do wonders.”