Eberechi Eze still opened to playing for Nigeria in spite of England's connection

Eberechi Eze still opened to playing for Nigeria in spite of England's connection

- Eberechi Eze is eligible to play for both England and Nigeria

- The Crystal Palace has confirmed he can still commit his international future to the Super Eagles

- Eze, however, said he is concentrated on focusing on his U21 English team at the moment

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Crystal Palace midfielder Eberechi Eze has not ruled out chances of playing for Nigeria at the senior level.

The 22-year-old has represented the England U20 and U21 national teams but revealed earlier this year is will not rush decisions on which of the countries to commit his international future to.

Eze scored a stunning freekick for his Premier League side in their massive victory over Leeds United before the FIFA break.

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However, the midfielder said he is currently focussed on the England U21 team as reported by Evening Standard.

"I can [still play for Nigeria]. At the moment, I’m focused on my England Under-21 camp. I don’t want to put any type of pressure on myself and try to force anything now.
“I’m focused on the Under-21s, playing for the Under-21s, training, trying to play as many games as I can, and I think that’s the most important thing right now for my development.”

Eze joined Roy Hodgson's side in the summer in a deal valued around £19.5million and he grabbed his first goal over the weekend.

After the goal, the midfielder admitted that he is learning at a rapid rate under the veteran England coach.

“At Palace, I’m learning a lot every day. You’re put into a position where you have to learn quickly. I feel like I’m doing that, not only from the manager but the players in the team.

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Eberechi Eze still opened to playing for Nigeria in spite of England's connection
Eberechi Eze in the colours of the English U21 national team. Photo by Marc Atkins
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“It’s a brilliant opportunity and I’m very grateful. Defensively I’m having to be a lot more aware and playing in two banks of four and being able to cope. As a player, that’s not always been in my game, but I’m learning and I’m picking it up.”

Eze has scored one goal and one assist in seven Premier League encounters for Crystal Palace this campaign.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Queens Park Rangers midfielder Eberechi Eze says he is in no rush to make any decision about his international future.

The 21-year-old Greenwich-born star has featured for the England U20 and 21 national teams but yet to be called to the Three Lions camp.

However, his affiliation with Nigeria qualifies him to represent the country at the senior national team level.

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