Augsburg defender Felix Uduokhai has explained the reason behind his decision to pick Germany ahead of Nigeria, reports Completesports.com.
The centre-back is in line to make his debut for Germany following his maiden invitation for the games against Czech Republic, Ukraine and Spain this month.
“My father was born in Nigeria, so I could have imagined playing for Nigeria. But I was born in Germany, grew up here and have also played in the German U national teams,” Uduokhai told the club website
” So I’m proud to have this chance in the senior national team now. ”
The 23-year-old is also elated with his invitation to the senior side after previously playing for the youth teams.
”The invitation to the national team makes me proud. My family and friends and everyone at FCA were really happy for me,”Uduokhai added.
“I am very satisfied with the development at FCA over the past year. When the call came from assistant trainer Marcus Sorg a few days ago, the joy was of course great.
“The national team is a childhood dream for me. There is something very special about playing for the national team.
“I am therefore looking forward to the coming days. It is something special when my name is mentioned in a row with the other Augsburg national players Ulrich Biesinger, Helmut Haller and André Hahn. “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 The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.