Super Eagles invitee Uche Agbo who plies his trade with Laliga side Granada has promised to bring his versatility to the national team as Nigeria prepares to face South Africa in an AFCON qualifier in June.
“I want to play for the Super Eagles, I believe my time to play has come and I can play in any position the coach wants me to play.
“At the U20 World Cup in Turkey in 2013 I played as defensive midfielder and I also played some matches as an offensive midfielder.
“In my club I have played as a libero, a central defender and presently I play in the midfield. Agbo told soccernigeria.com .
Uche Agbo played as a central defender for Granada in the first stanza of the La Liga, but his accumulation of red and yellow cards forced the then coach to explore other alternatives by moving him further up the field as a defensive midfielder in the second stanza of the season.
“So, I am good to go if called upon to play in any of these positions.”
Agbo who has been invited to the Super Eagles on few occasions is yet to make his debut.
The utility player is however eager to make his debut, as he counts on the experience of playing against the best teams in the world (Real Madrid/Barcelona) and the best players like Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, Suarez etc.
“I am not scared to be thrown into the first team to start a match, i have played against the best footballers in the world week in week out in La Liga,” he stated.
“Just a few days ago, I played against Real Madrid and over a month ago I was in the midfield battling the likes of Neymar, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, so playing for the Super Eagles will be like playing in a league match in Spain.
Uche Agbo was on loan at Granada from EPL side Watford FC. The Nigerian player was however unable to help Granada retain their La Liga status as they were relegated to the lower division after a dismal campaign.
Agbo will join up with the rest of the Super Eagles players in Corsica camp after the end of the La Liga season later this month, in preparation for Nigeria’s AFCON clash against South Africa in June.