Hull city defender Ola Aina has clearly expressed his satisfaction with his decision to ditch the 3 lions of England and pitch his tent with the Nigerian Super Eagles
The 21 year old was speaking in an interview posted at the Hull City press day on the Hull daily Mail
Aina committed his International future to Nigeria some 12 months back despite turning out consistently for England at U16 and u20 levels
And now the Chelsea Loanee looks set to make the Nigerian squad to the World cup and says “ it felt right”
“A World Cup at 21, that would be a big achievement,” said Aina, who now has just four games remaining of his season-long loan at Hull City.
“To be in the squad would be a blessing. I’ve just got to work hard here to secure a place and leave a good impression every time. It would be a honour.
“I get the same pride representing Nigeria, probably a little bit more, just because it’s closer to my origins. It’s deeper if you know what I mean.
“I was honoured to play for England but as of now I’m super honoured to play for Nigeria. It’s a big nation and a privilege to play for them.”
“I played for England when I was younger and by the time I was 19 and 20 it had started to plateau a little bit,” said City’s right-back, who turned out for England 36 times at various age groups.
“I wasn’t getting selected as much and Nigeria have always been knocking on the door from an early age. That’s my ethic origin and at the time I just thought I need to play for Nigeria. England wasn’t there so I just had to pick Nigeria. And it felt right, you know?
“I think it’s the right decision for me. I enjoy it every time I go away. It’s a good bunch of lads and coaching staff. It’s always a good experience for me.”
Aina who is set to feature for Nigeria at Wembly in a prestigious friendly against England in June 2 has four games left to the end of his loan spell with Hull city