Nigeria has Osimhen, Boniface – Bologna striker wants to play for Super Eagles

Bologna attacker, Joshua Zirkzee has expressed his desire to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the near future.

Zirkzee, born in the Netherlands to a Dutch father and a Nigerian mother is eligible to play for Nigeria through one of his parents.

He said he may face challenge getting called to represent Nigeria at international level because the team is great.

Joshua Zirkzee play for Super Eagles

The 22-year-old stated that he would be grateful if he gets a call, but it it does not come then he will have to go out of his way to get noticed.

The former Bayern Munich star currently represents his country of birth. He has played for the Netherlands U21s with whom he has made 19 appearances, registering seven goals and three assists.

Speaking to Algemeen Dagblad via soccernews, Zirkzee said: “But Nigeria is not a country that you just choose because you cannot play for your homeland. The competition there for attackers is perhaps just as great as in the Dutch team.

Nigeria has Boniface from Leverkusen and Osimhen from Napoli. And they have many more attackers. It’s not like I can think for a moment: The Netherlands is not calling, then I will choose Nigeria.

Are they even pulling on me? Maybe. I’d be grateful if it did happen. If not, I have to make sure they call me. You hope to be there one day.”