Bordeaux striker Maja says choosing Nigeria over England was easy

Bordeaux striker Maja says choosing Nigeria over England was easy

While some players may doubt committing their international future to Nigeria, Josh Maja did not think it twice.

The 21-year-old was only waiting for the opportunity, and when it came, he grabbed it with both hands.

He made his international debut on September 10, 2019, in a 2–2 friendly against Ukraine, replacing Victor Osimhen in added time.

“It was (Nigeria invite) quite unexpected, but the Nigeria squad is quite young, so for me, it was a good chance to show what I can do. Hopefully, in the future I get more opportunities,” he said in an interview with Sunderland Echo.

“I think it was always going to be Nigeria,” he continued.

“I mean, it’s the first team – and if it were England then it would probably only be the youth teams. Nigeria was a no-brainer.”

Maja wants to continue playing as many matches and keep improving himself in Bordeaux team.

“Individually I want to play as many games as possible at this level and keep improving my game, keep learning and striving to be better as a player.

“As a person, it’s about living in a different country and adapting to life.

“As a team, I think we can do whatever we want as long as we work hard and give our all every game.

“This season we can maybe go for a Europa League or Champions League place. If we perform well in games and get good results then I think it’s possible.”