Rohr Gives Reason For Iheanacho’s Poor Form

By Ikenga Chronicles November 26, 2018

Rohr Gives Reason For Iheanacho’s Poor Form

Super Eagles’ coach Gernot Rohr has stated that the reason why Nigeria and Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has lost form is because he is suffering from ‘lack of self-confidence’.

The forward who started his senior international career brightly, scoring seven goals in 11 appearances has failed to find the net for the three-time African champions since November 2017.

He also missed a golden goal opportunity for the Super Eagles in the last 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier game against South Africa.

During the last international break, Iheanacho missed a gilt-edged chance to give the Super Eagles a lead against South Africa in a crucial tie.

His performance for his Premier League club has also not been impressive having failed to score in his last eight games across all competitions.

However, the German tactician has backed the former Manchester City prodigy to rediscover his confidence for Leicester and make an impact for the Super Eagles in Cameroon.

“We have all seen how Iheanacho has been playing for the national team. He is a good player and his fighting spirit is exceptional,” Rohr told the media.

“But of late, his form has dropped. So also has his self-confidence, which is very low. And when you lack self-confidence you cannot score goals.

“He missed what would have been our first goal in South Africa. But I believe it is a temporary set-back .

Iheanacho has a chance to regain his confidence with his club and play a big role for us in Cameroon.