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​Leicester boss Rodgers defends Iheanacho after Rohr criticism

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has defended Kelechi Iheanacho after he received criticism from his Nigeria boss.

Iheanacho was not in his nation's squad for the recent international games.

And he was criticised by Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr, who felt the 22-year-old was not professional enough.

"When I saw him at Manchester City, he was always a young player that could come in and affect the game," said Rodgers to reporters on Iheanacho.

"Then he's come here with a big price-tag.

"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.

"We have a culture where we want to improve players and make them better and he's responded very well to that."

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