August 21, 2019

Iheanacho must work harder —Amuneke

July 22, 2017

Former Nigerian international, Emmanuel Amuneke has urged Manchester City youngster, Kelechi Iheanacho to work harder if he must get to the highest level in his football career.

According to him, the ability and competitiveness of a player make him stand out from others, and a favourite of any coach.

Speaking exclusively with, the man who coached the Golden Eaglets to win the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup said that Iheanacho’s agents must work out the best deal for him given the circumstances which led to his being ruled out of Manchester City’s plans for the upcoming season.

“Every player wants to play and I know Kelechi wants same. It is now left for the player’s representatives to work out the best deal for the young lad.

“Kelechi has to work harder at this point in time, he shouldn’t be carried away because he is in Barcelona, Chelsea, PSG or Man City.

“He shouldn’t feel he has arrived, because he has a long way to go. He is still a very young player but he has to work harder because there are other players who want to play in every club. For him to be a starter and a favourite for every coach, he must be determined to use his ability and level of competitiveness,” Amuneke, 1994 African Footballer of the Year said.

Meanwhile, Iheanacho, 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup winner and Most Valuable Player is likely to team up with another English Premier League side, Leicester City anytime from now as negotiations are ongoing.

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