Bukayo Saka thinks he was right to turn the Nigerian national team down in favor of England because of the way the Three Lions have transformed under Gareth Southgate. The 19-year-old received his first call-up from England earlier this week and is likely to make his debut when the Three Lions take on Wales, Belgium and Denmark.
Saka, who was born in London, also had the opportunity to represent Nigeria on the national stage. But the winger insists that England’s bright future led him to decide on the Three Lions.
“I feel like I am very, very proud of my Nigerian heritage,” Saka told Sky Sports. “I always keep watching Nigerian games where I can, I wish them all the best and I support them at all times.
“But I have seen the transformation process of England and I think that in the future they are going to do great things. I feel like it was good for me to choose England. “My dad was born here, my mom was born in Nigeria, but they both grew up in Nigeria and met in Nigeria. “They came and when they came to England it was not easy for them because obviously it is a new country. It’s very cold for them!
“But they adjusted well, and as soon as they had me and my brother, they always left everything out of the way and put us first. Especially my football career, my dad always pushed me, he took me to training on days when it sometimes took two hours to get to training, so I will always be very grateful to my parents for the work they have done. me.’
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