Leicester City coach, Brendan Rodgers has hinted at better days ahead of Kelechi Iheanacho at the club, as the former Celtic and Liverpool gaffer says the lad is always eager to learn.
Footballive.ng reports that, in the wake of critical comments trailing Iheanacho’s recent performances for club and country, Rodgers reckons that the lad should not be written off, considering his desire for success.
Rodger went on to reveal that Iheanacho has a strong appetite for more quality and improvements to his game, assets which the coach said he noticed in the lad from his days at Manchester City.
Although Rodgers did not work with Iheanacho at City, the tactician says he studied the UAE 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup most valuable player from a distance and was impressed by what he saw in his attitude and style.
The coach, though, reckoned further that Iheanacho faced the pressure of trying to live up to his costly switch from Etihad to King Power Stadium, only to face stiff competition for the striker’s shirt behind Jamie Vardy.
Rodgers posited: “When I saw him at Manchester City, he was always a young player that could come in and affect the game.
“From what I’ve seen in training and when I’ve spoken to him, he has shown a wonderful appetite and enthusiasm to get better.