Despite that, he has promised local league players that they will get their chance to impress him, after the African Nations Cup.
The Eagles manager has faced a groundswell of public and media criticism over his decision to leave out players from the home league for the majority of his current stint, and only inviting three in his African Nations Cup squad, two of which were practically forced down his throat by the NFF.
But the coach took time to explain his decision to Sports Editors on Wednesday in Lagos.
"First of all, I don't like to go into this whole debate because it reduces our football to home-based versus foreign-based and makes us look discriminatory against the home-based players.
"From my history, I have worked through the league, coaching the likes of Shooting Stars and BCC Lions when Nigerian League Football was at its best and I was privileged to work with some great professionals.
"These days, I don’t need to go around to see that the standard of our League has fallen. Facilities are poor, fans stay away from the stadia, players and officials are owed for months and years and all the things that should make good football are lacking.
"All these things affect the psyche, mentality and development of players, and it will take an extended, long term planning to rehabilitate these players."
Amodu went on to say that when he took the job, he gave the NFF a blueprint for development of a home-based team, but was told to focus on World Cup qualification.
"Last season, I personally went to watch a few League games and when I came in, I presented a program in black and white for a home-based team.
"But I was told to concentrate on the World Cup qualification and let (Okey) Emordi handle the home-based to avoid distraction.
"Unfortunately, that team failed to qualify for the African Nations Championships for home-based players. If they had qualified, they would have been playing some games and would have had some exposure which would have helped."
He promised that there would be a home-based camp after the African Nations Cup, but maintained that it would be a long-term project.
"After the Nations Cup, we will call a home-based camp and work with them.
"I will be happy to find a quality home-based player because then I can take the credit for discovering him.
"But it has to be a long term project."