No Regrets Choosing England Over Nigeria, Eberechi Eze

Eberechi Eze said he has no regrets in choosing England over Nigeria after accepting Gareth Southgate’s call-up to the Three Lions squad for this month’s Euro 2024 qualifiers.

Eze who have scored 10 goals and provided four assists in 38 Premier League appearances, was in an impressive form seeing him called up by the England manager.

Recall that, in December 2019, the ex-president of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, met with Eze and expressed optimism that he would play for the national team.

At the time, Eze had played for England at the Under-20 and Under-21 levels.

But, Eze, speaking to ESPN and monitored by Chisporting.com.ng, revealed that, receiving the England senior call-up was his best decision on his national career.

“We think that this is the best one. It is a big opportunity for me. It is the highest level of football. I look at it with no regret at all.

“It is the highest level of football. You want to test yourself against that, you want to be in that, and you can see from the quality of the team, where they are getting to, the confidence they are playing with, it is incredible. So, being part of that is big.

“I received the call, and I felt it was the right decision to make, and I am very, very happy to be here,” Eze said.

England travel to Malta on Friday before hosting North Macedonia in Manchester on Tuesday with Eze aiming to make his senior debut after an impressive end to the domestic campaign with Crystal Palace.

If he makes his international debut against Malta at the Ta’ Qali National Stadium, Eberechi Eze will seal debate over his international future after previously considering representing the Nigeria Super Eagles.

Eze will join Bukayo Saka, another player of Nigerian roots at the Three Lions. The Arsenal man was in Nigeria last week before returning to the UK in preparation for the International engagement.

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