Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has admitted that Kelechi Iheanacho is not happy with a lack of game time.
Addressing the media before Saturday’s friendly against Zimbabwe, Rohr however stated that the Leicester City forward has changed his attitude in training.
The German, earlier this year, criticized Iheanacho for his lack of professionalism.
At club level, the player was limited to a bench role in the Premier League, where he made 21 substitute appearances in 30 games for the Foxes.
Although Rohr has acknowledged an improvement, he still failed to assure Iheanacho of a starting berth.
“Kelechi Iheanacho changed, he’s now much more quiet. He’s working seriously but he’s lacking confidence because he didn’t play so much.
“I see that he’s not happy but we want to make him happy, but we cannot give the players gifts, there’s competition.
“We have a lot of wingers, we also have good center forwards now, we have three, so really we are lucky to have all these good players because the other countries are searching for strikers,” Rohr said.