Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah has explained his decision to represent the England National Team over Ghana.
The 24-year-old striker born in London with Ghanaian roots, received his first senior call-up for the England National for their Euro 2024 qualifying matches against Ukraine and Scotland.
Expressing his thoughts on the call-up, Nketiah conveyed that his lifelong aspiration has been to don the jersey of the Three Lions, and when the opportunity arose, he found it an uncomplicated decision to embrace.
“I had an aspiration to play here and Like I said once the call-up was there and the offer was on the table, it was really hard to turn down and I feel that it is the natural progression for me at this stage,” he said.
“And I felt now was the good time to make that step and obviously, I’m really happy to be here and hopefully, I can go one and help this team this week and get some caps.”
Despite receiving interest from the Black Stars’ head coach, Chris Hughton, earlier in July regarding a potential future with Ghana’s senior team, Nketiah’s participation in the upcoming matches against Ukraine and Scotland will render him ineligible to represent Ghana in the future.