Isaac Success has broken his silence on the reason behind his failure to attend the Nigeria Under 20s get-together in Germany despite the relatively short flight distance between Andalusia and Bavaria.
The Granada striker has maintained again and again that he was in touch with the Flying Eagles backroom staff to keep them abreast of developments after the Spanish side did not sanction his trip to Nuremberg, contrary to reports.
‘’I did not attend the training camp in Germany because my club Granada is fighting to escape from relegation,’’ Isaac Success told SL10.ng.
‘’For that reason Granada did not allow me to attend the camp. ‘’
The bitter truth is that Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba, has so much trust in Isaac Success and has named him to his 21-man roster ahead of other strikers that attended the training camp due to his exploits with the Golden Eaglets.
‘’I feel very, very happy to be named for the FIFA Under 20 World Cup. I was expecting it to happen because I was in touch with the coaches always.
‘’I can blend with the team because I am a professional player playing in one of the best leagues in the world.
‘’I am equal to the task of playing against any opponent at the World Cup, including Brazil,’’ the Granada number 29 added.
Finally, quizzed about his targets in New Zealand, Isaac Success answered: ‘’My target in the World Cup is to become the highest goal scorer and to help Nigeria to win the Under 20 World Cup this year.’’
There had been doubts surrounding his fitness but that disappeared on Sunday evening, with Granada manager Jose Sandoval including him in the 18-man squad that travelled to Estadio Municipal de Anoeta to face Real Sociedad.