Coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has taken a swipe at Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho who didn’t make the Super Eagles squad for the games against Seychelles and Egypt respectively.
Speaking at the pre match conference ahead of today’s game against Seychelles, the Franco-German coach while explaining the reason behind his decision to leave the former Manchester City player out of his squad said he has to be more professional and serious with his career.
Iheanacho has found it hard to seal a spot in the team of Leicester City this season and with the coming of Brendan Rodgers as coach following the sacking of Claude Puel, Rohr said Iheanacho was left out of his squad to help him force his way into the plans of Puel during the international break.
He however explained that for the forward to get back to his best, he has to be more professional and serious in his conduct and also work hard to prove his willingness to return back to his old self.
” We know Kelechi, for the moment, I think he is playing in a club where at the moment there’s a new coach. It would be better for him to show in this FIFA window at home, in his club to his new coach, the new manager whose coming that he want to get back into the starting team of Leicester. I think it was a good moment for him to stay there”, Rohr said yesterday.
” But also we are not really satisfied about his performances the last time. I think he must be more professional, it’s not good enough to be all the time funny, you must show that you’re serious working every day in the training session and to show that you want to come back in the team and also with us”, the coach concluded.