TSG Hoffenheim defender Kevin Akpoguma said he’s happy with his decision to switch allegiance from Germany to Nigeria and has no regrets.
Akpoguma, 25, made his debut for the Super Eagles last October in a friendly against Algeria last month and he has since gone to earn four caps.
He represented Germany at all junior levels and captained the U20 team to the 2015 World Cup, but the Defender wasn’t called up to Die Mannschaft.
However in a exclusive interview with Germany-based Nigerian journalist, Oma Akatugba, the TSG Hoffenheim star explained his decision not to wait for a call up to the senior National team.
“I think, to be honest a chance to play for the national team can switch from good to bad, bad to good because it’s so fast, you see football how it works, if you play a top season somewhere; maybe a good club is coming to sign you, everything can change directly,” said the Center-half.
“I would never look back or say my God if I had waited for one or two more years I’d play for Germany. This story is finished. I don’t want to talk about this German situation anymore because I’m a Super Eagles and I’m very proud of it. It is finished.”
“I didn’t wait for Germany first. I don’t want to say that the German national team would be gone for me before I went to Nigeria. Of course, the people that see this whole story, they will say like he’s too bad for Germany, but I think it’s not true.
“I think it’s a decision for Nigeria instead of playing regularly, you know what I mean, Germany is very tough and can be over quickly, you do two or three games and then no more but no, I want to play football.
“I want to be part of something like, I want to make my own footprints you know what I mean and I think, if you see the team in Nigeria, it’s soo much potential with the strikers, the midfielders, also with the defence, the team is good and I think we can do something big and that’s a chance I just see to be successful with a country.
“I think it’s something you would be proud of telling your son or your daughter or telling your kids that you played for the national team, maybe World Cup, AFCON or you were very successful there,” He concluded.
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