He Is Purely A Striker – Brendan Rodgers Sounds Warning To Rohr On Iheanacho As Super Eagles Number 10
Coach of Leicester City Brendan Rodgers says Kelechi Iheanacho isn’t comfortable playing any other position aside from his primary role as a striker after his latest goal in their 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace.
The recently turned 25 year old showed his predatory instinct once again to grab his 11th goal in 12 Premier League starts for Leicester City. He has also scored more goals against Crystal Palace than any other team in England.
Rodgers who have been under immense pressure to play the Nigerian alongside Jamie Vardy in attack from the fans admitted that Iheanacho carries a threat of either scoring or assisting when on the pitch.
“I feel that he is a player that, over a period of time, he will either create or score a goal,” Rodgers says. “His energy at the top end of the field posed a threat.
He however dropped what should sound a warning to the coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Gernot Rohr who has over time play Iheanacho as the number ten in his team. Rodgers said he is purely a striker who can’t play any other position on the pitch.
“He can’t play in another position. He is purely a striker. When you play with two strikers, there is then a change behind that. That is one of the things I need to look at because of some of the types players we have: it doesn’t allow us to keep the ball as well as we would like.
“That is something I need to look at”.
Source: OwnGoal Nigeria
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