Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, has advised Manchester City’s, Kelechi Iheanacho on how he can force himself into Pep Guardiola’s plans.
Iheanacho has not played for City since their 4-0 defeat at Everton on January 15 .
The 20-year-old has fallen down the pecking order, following the January arrival of Gabriel Jesus, who has now picked up a foot injury.
Mikel Obi has told Iheanacho to work hard in training and wait for his chance.
He said: “Iheanacho will become a better player after this phase.
“He is a strong lad, a very positive minded being and level headed.
“He will regain his spot in the team, he just have to keep on working hard in training and wait for his chance, when it comes, I know he won’t disappoint.
“Every player wants to play and when you are not getting into the match day squad, it can be so discouraging. But I have learnt to always pick the positives from every situation.”