Nathan Tella Revealed Important Reason He Wants A Super Eagles Debut

Nathan Tella has made public his intentions of representing Nigeria internationally

Enland-born playmaker Nathan Tella, has once again reiterated his intentions of committing his international allegiance to the Super Eagles of Nigeria reports.

Nathan Tella born in England to Nigerian parents, has in the pas, during his time at Burnley in the English league publicly declared his intentions of playing for Nigeria.

According to the 24-year-old winger, it will be a huge achievement if he can represent the country of his parents and grandparents.

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Nathan Tella reiterates intention of playing for the Super Eagles

“I feel like it’s always been a big part of my life. I was born in London and I’ve been in England all my life. But at the same time my parents and grandparents are Nigerian, so I feel like it’s the bright route to go down so I wanna do something that makes my family proud as well,” the 24-year-old said in an interview with Germany-based journalist Oma Akatugba.

The former Arsenal and Southampton player confessed asking Bayer 04 Leverkusen teammate and Nigerian forward, Victor Boniface about the Super Eagles. Also, he revealed speaking to Super Eagles midfielder, Joseph Ayodele Aribo, about the national team and what the experience looked like.

“I’ve asked him(Victor Boniface) quite a bit; and at Southampton I had Joe Aribo as well, so I spoke to both of them just to see what it’s like, but obviously, I’ve been with Victor and he’s been telling me what’s it like so if I get the chance I’ll love to play with him there,” he said.

Nathan Tella hoping for a Super Eagles invitation.
Nathan Tella in action for Bayer 04 Leverkusen

The Super Eagles is arguably the best national the in Africa, and to get an invitation, players must be in top form for their various clubs. And that’s exactly what Tella intends to do, so he can stand a chance of getting an invitation, and probably a debut.

“It’s a very talented national team, but I’ve always liked a challenge myself. The reason I’m here is to push myself and challenge myself. I wanted to play with better players, and with the national team, you’re playing with the best players in the country. By all means, I want to get to know them, play with them, learn from them and then get the opportunity to improve,” the Bayer 04 Leverkusen winger added.

Tella joined the German side last August, and has since scores one goal in his last five outings for the club across all competitions.

Super Eagles fails to win AFCON 2027 bid.
Ola Aina, Alex Iwobi and Joe Aribo during Super Eagles training session

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In a related story, the Super Eagles once again failed to secure its first win in an international friendly in over ten matches. The 2013 AFCON winner, since march 2019, hasn’t won a single international friendly, losing eight matches and drawing seven.

They’ll hope to end the streak on monday, when they tackle Mozambique in another international friendly.

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