By David Meshioye: MVV Maastricht midfielder Kelechi Nwakali has admitted that current Super Eagles midfielders are ahead of him in the national team pecking order and he is prepare to wait for his chance, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Nwakali insisted that he is not deterred by a slow start at Arsenal, from where he has been loaned to the Dutch club .
“I’m happy with my progress thus far even though it might be slow. I will continue to work hard and wait for my time in the Nigeria national team,” the former Golden Eaglets star told CSN.
“The guys in Super Eagles deserve their place in the team and are doing extremely well. All I need to do is keep working hard and wait for my time. I am not in a hurry to play for Super Eagles.
“I strongly believe my time will surely come because I still have long years ahead of me as a player. I am impressed with what coach Rohr have been saying about me; that should give me the right push to step up my game to reach my potential.”
The 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup-winning captain said he is looking forward to live the ‘Arsenal dream’ next summer, adding that he is ready to accept the stiff competition for places at “one of the biggest clubs in the world”.
“I’m happy at Maastricht at the moment most especially now that the club has qualified for the play-offs,” Nwakali added to CSN. “We will keep working hard until our promotion dream comes to reality.”