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The Nigeria international has only played one game for the Girondins this Season Due to injury and inconsistency in training. Bordeaux manager Paulo Sousa is unhappy with the attitude of Samuel Kalu and has charged him to change his mentality.

The Super Eagles star is currently nursing a knee injury, although he managed to return to light training on Monday.

The 22-year-old has missed his side’s last four matches in all competitions, such as Wednesday’s draw against Brest and contains only featured once for the side this year.

Sousa has urged the former Gent winger to show more commitment in training or risk losing his place in the team.

“Samuel Kalu cannot yet train normally with the team, he has a knee problem,” Sousa told the club website.

“We did an exam (MRI) and he has nothing, but he’s in pain and cannot train He just started running again yesterday (Monday), so we must reinstate him.

“But we’re waiting for him to alter his mental attitude and his level of dedication in training to have a place to play on the team.

“He doesn’t change his mentality, there’s absolutely not any place for him in our games. But it’s the same for others.”

The forwards will expect to be available for selection when Bordeaux take on Metz in their next league game on Saturday.