I Want To Take My Time – Eze
By Sampson Adedeji
Nigeria born, Queen Park Rangers midfielder Eberechi Eze has stated that is not in hurry to take decisions concerning who to represent on the international scene.
Despite representing England Junior Three Lions in the international football, Eze is still eligible to play for Nigeria’s Super Eagles, BSN Reports.
After an amazing performance for QPR this season in the championship, speculations has grown over his international future.
“I won’t make any decision on my international career until it is time, until I feel like it is right. I don’t want to make a rush decision, as much as it would be a privilege to play for either (Nigeria or England). It would be a great honour,” Eze said.
“I spoke to them (The NFF),” the midfielder added. “But again, I am just enjoying my football right now and I don’t want any added pressure on my mindset. I don’t want to focus on the wrong things. I want to focus on what has got me to this position, continue doing it and wherever it takes me, it takes me,” he said on YouTube interview session.
His father, being a Nigerian, Eberechi Eze has trained with the Nigeria national team.
On 5 October 2018, he was called up to the England national under-20 team, and made his debut on 11 October in a 2–1 win against Italy in the
Under 20 Elite League .
On 3 September 2019 Eze was called up to the
England U21 squad by manager Aidy Boothroyd for the upcoming UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifiers against Turkey and
Kosovo . Eze was an unused substitute on both occasions.
He eventually made his U21 debut on 15 November 2019 as an 81st minute substitute for Phil Foden during a 3-0 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification victory over Albania.