Southampton player Tella, wants to play for Nigeria

Southampton midfielder, Nathan Tella has hinted that he wants to play for Nigeria.

The England-born midfielder is eligible to play for the African giant because he was born in the UK to Nigerian parents.

Nathan Adewale Temitayo Tella.

At 22, Nathan Adewale Temitayo Tella is yet to play for England and now says he would love to wear the green and white of the Super Eagles.

“I would love to play international football,” Tella told HampshireLive.

“That is always been a dream of mine. If I went away with Nigeria, it would be something new and new experiences bring out the best in players.

“When I look at Che [Adams], I see that he has come back from Scotland as a more mature player. There is no reason why I can’t do that; come back a more mature person.

“Whatever happens in the future, I am just focused on being here and, yes, trying to score goals and help the team win and progress.”

He added: “I am always keeping an eye on AFCON. I am Nigerian, so I always want to focus and watch the games.

“Obviously, when I have any of my teammates (Moussa Djenepo, Mali) out there, I really want to know how they do.

“I am happy he won yesterday, despite the ending, but it was good that he was able to win, and I wish him all the best.”

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