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Eze Admits Dilemma Over Choice Between Nigeria And England

Eze Admits Dilemma Over Choice Between Nigeria And England

QPR midfielder Eberechi Eze has opened up about his difficult decision whether to pursue an international career with England or Nigeria.

Eze is one of the most highly-rated talents in the Championship, and has scored 12 goals in 37 league appearances this season for the R’s.

So impressive has his form been this term that he has been tipped with a move across London to Spurs.

However, it doesn’t look like which club he plays for is Eze’s main concern right now, as he faces a dilemma about which nation to represent.

The £9m-rated prospect has played for England in youth football, but qualifies to represent Nigeria due to his African ancestry.

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Back in 2017, Eze trained with the Super Eagles while they were in London, an experience he says he enjoyed.

But he insists he doesn’t want to rush into a decision as he weighs up more playing time with Nigeria or potential European success with England.

“I’m very happy to be part of England’s youth setup right now, but I enjoyed training with Nigeria,” Eze told FourFourTwo.

“It’s a privilege to be involved with both, but I don’t want to make a decision yet – I just need to focus on QPR.”

Eze went on to discuss the areas of improvements he was to see in his game in the future.

And despite usually playing in attacking-midfield or on the wing, the 21-year-old says he wants to help out his backline more by improving his positioning when it comes to tracking back.

“Defensively, I could be better,” Eze added. “It’s the last thing I want to do, as an attacking player, but my positioning when we lose the ball would help with that.

“Top players today need to be well-rounded – attackers don’t get away with being passengers. I’ve realised that more than ever this season.”

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  • Darey 1 year ago

    Don’t worry guy, pick the 3lions!! We can see clearly that’s where ur head is at.. Nigeria would b just fine wit wat we have

  • Footballfanatic 1 year ago

    I think we should respect his choice as his mind is already made up. His movements have shown his heart doesn’t like with Nigeria but Amaju keeps pushing him.

  • Footballfanatic 1 year ago

    Lie with Nigeria*

  • Chima E Samuels 1 year ago

    My heart breaks if we loose this guy, just like the pain I felt when we lost Alli to England. If care is not taken too we might also miss Osayi as well. The whole problem is not this guys but it’s falls down to the happenings in our leadership that no ambitious talent will want to commit himself to a failed system except those who have no self worth or those with undeniable love for Nigeria for better for worse till death do us apart like Iwobi.

    The day we start getting it right as a country starting from overhauling the Fulani led president and his unqualified board of leaders who for years has been causing damages to the image of our country that most of us in diaspora don’t want to be addressed as Nigerians just for safety and regards purpose. Nigeria first eleven talent-wise world wide both the players we have lost to other European countries will be a pre tournament favorite if never lost them to other nations.

    Alaba, Alli, zirkzee, Abraham, Tomori name them even Ovie if care is not taken we might blow him away as well it’s time to get sense Nigeria and learn from Senegal who are going tooth for tooth with France or Morocco booth for booth against Netherlands.

  • Collins id 1 year ago

    I think we should keep on talking to him. This guy is a genius we cant afford giving him to england he cant be scoring for england and then giving the fans our prestigiouse ogene step dance. I cant help than to be jealouse. He is our full blooded guy not even halfcast which is quite understandable. Eze is capable of becoming a world best player he is better than all english playmakers exepting sterling. Amaju should not give him up at all just like that. Keep pressing him and his parents, remind them of how the british slaved our fathers and why they dont deserve his commitment. Its never too late for eze and saka. Believe me if i was to reside in england as a commited naija fan i for don go track eze one on one for this matter as the matter they boil me. England should play with their white folks and live our people alone afterall they claim to know the game better.

    • Chima E Samuels 1 year ago

      Exactly but this whites are still acting like colonial masters ripping us of every precious talents. This Eze, Osayi Samuel and Ovie they are two playmakers that has crazy talent such that it’s very hard to take the ball from their foot even in a very tight angle they will mess you up and to add to this they’re still very young and improving. I repeat if we loose this guys I will just turn into English fan because I can’t be hater of good talent because we lost them.

  • Kingston 1 year ago

    That was how Abraham started in order to gain England,s attention, at the end who is fooling who?Nigeria got talents.

  • Collins id 1 year ago

    Out coach should do more in convincing these guys. I believe maja is a good friend to eze and he could help if only we send him another fresh invitation with swag. Osayi samuel and ovie ejiara will be much easier to get if we fast forward. No disrespect to moses simon and dennis buonaventure, they are not players to count on interms of creating magics in the field. Apart from chukwueze, sam kalu and iwobi our other playmakers are more of second strikers than deffence brakers. We shouldnt be shy at all or try to dey form say we nor send. If oyibo want something they go for it even if it takes them to beg. They dont mind. That we must learn from.

    • JimmyBall 1 year ago

      @Collins Id… See how you speak about tested players! How do you speak so passive about Dennis Bonaventure and Moses Simon…

  • Kingston 1 year ago

    I hate it when I hear beg them,for what?to represent their Root? OK,how are we not even sure our authorities have done that in the past and was criticized, do we want these men to kill themselves? Haba Nigerians.are we short of talents?

    • Chima E Samuels 1 year ago

      Bro the system is failed go and read Aghahowa’s interview why he don’t want to go into coaching you’ll hear what we already know. After all this how do you expect talents when the talented once can not bribe their way to stardom. If Mané was to be a Nigerian do you think he will make it to the top.

      Let us beg them to play for us, cap them and if they fail to live up to expectations we ditch them away just like their colonial masters has been capping and ditching them when they fail to perform. There’s no loss after all think about this.

      • Collins id 1 year ago

        @jimmyball, bro dont miss understand me dennis and moses are good players for sure. If u have listen to wat one of the sporting director of club brugg said about dennis its not defferent from my opinion! Dennis is more dangerous wen u play him in the box eighther as a striker or a supporting striker but as a playmaker he doesnt have great qualities expecially in terms of control and dicision making regards to final ball. Same with simon, he is a good player too but you cant rely on him to brake down deffence from wings and make a accurate pass that will cos a goal,It does happens some times but its not guaratee looking at the numbers of games he has played for eagles there is no doubt that sam kalu have more magic in is boots as a winger, moses reminds me of obafemi matins he is got speed and can score goals for sure he will be more dangerous as a half 9. We need great players to give us assurance by creating chances from no where i see that quality in Eze and ejuke or osayi at the moment. Thats wat i mean

        • Samchi 1 year ago

          One thing is for sure; we can’t loose all Four of Ejiara,osayi,Saka and Eze to England_ I see a 2-2 draw in this case.
          We still have sure bankers waiting to be capped like Lookman and Ejuke’ all these ones are still very young ooo
          Nna men o ga Egwu!!

          #Super Eagles is the Future

        • Goal 1 year ago

          @Collins id I may agree with you on Moses simeon but not that much on Dennis,we all saw his flashes against Brazil as a winger .

          He has played almost all the attacking positions for his club and he has done well, his club don’t have good no 9 that’s why he was moved to the position.

          As for Eze, we can only do our best but can’t force him.
          The talents we have in Nigeria is far more than the one in diaspora, but our country is a carrier killer, so many talent wasted and still wasting till today.

  • Larry 1 year ago

    @Collins I’d, I think you are not being fair to Simon & Bonaventure. I hope you have considered what bordeux coach has said about your highly rated Kalu.
    Both Kalu and Simon are playing in the same french league and the whole world knows that Simon has performed far better.
    Regarding SE matches, Simon has a better contribution in terms of goals and assists.
    You are dead wrong about Bonaventure, in terms of value, he is #3 just behind Osimhen and Ndidi. Bonaventure has performed better than Kalu this season. If given same opportunity I have no doubt about his ability.
    Osimhen, Ndidi, Bonaventure, Chukwueze, Dessers, Aina, Simon, Awaziem, Troost, Omeruo, Ajayi are this season possible top 10 SE players.
    Kalu is not even close!!

    • Goal 1 year ago

      Larry he is talking of wing play, which i agreed with him concerning Moses.

      Moses have better club performance because he plays as a striker in his club, strikers are judged by goals, he has done well. But as a playmaker either from the wings or midfield he lacks the creativity and that’s what Collins is talking about.