Liverpool forward Taiwo Awoniyi believes he has done enough to earn an invitation to the Super Eagles, reports Completesports.com.
Awoniyi, 22, has represented Nigeria at U-17, U-20 and U-23 level but is yet to make an appearance for the Super Eagles.
His former team-mates at youth level, Kelechi Iheanacho, Francis Uzoho and Isaac Success have all featured for the Super Eagles.
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Iheanacho and Uzoho were part of Nigeria’s squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
“I’m happy for [Kelechi] Iheanacho and Uzoho because they are deserving of the opportunity,” Awoniyi told BBC Sport.
“Personally, I feel like I deserve a chance. I recall when I was playing well and scoring goals in Belgium. Nigeria had a friendly game and I thought I had done enough to get a look in that would hopefully enhance my quest for a UK work permit, but I was overlooked.
“You begin to understand that it’s not something you can control or have power over. You just need to enjoy what you do and keep on working hard.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.