Taiwo Awóníyì has been confidence with his exploit at club level is enough to get him a call up to the national team.
The Liverpool on loaned player says he deserves a national call up, but the coach of the side Rohr isn’t convinced yet to give the young talent a call up.
‘With the way I played at Mouscron, a Liverpool director told me, ‘you deserve a call-up for the friendly in England,” Awoniyi told Punch.
“That was the Nigeria versus England friendly before the 2018 World Cup. I did well at that period, but I never got a chance.”
But despite the snub, Awoniyi hopes he gets his chance this year even though he knows there’s strong competition in Nigeria’s attack.
“We have lots of strikers in Europe, and I feel the best will be called up at all times. I’m getting closer to achieving that, having played from the U-17, U-20 and U23 teams.
“Hopefully, if I continue scoring and performing well, I may get a chance this year. Playing for the Eagles will help me get a work permit easily in England.
“Getting into the Eagles will be tough, but I will fight to earn my place in the team,” he added.