Super Eagles head coach Jose Paseiro has stated that Nigeria is blessed with loads of good quality players, enough to make the task of selecting the best legs difficult.
Paseiro spoke with Mirror over the international futures of English Premier League stars Eberechi Eze, Micheal Olise, Chelsea youngster Chukwuemeka and others spread across the globe.
The Super Eagles gaffer went on to reveal that no player will be forced to play for the team as he targets a small group to prepare for the next AFCON with his eyes on the title.
“You receive some information or when you watch many players on TV or live, you can discover more players, more players, more players,” Paseiro began.
“I was in some matches when I was in England to see some players, then at the same time we discover, ‘well that player can play for us, also’, normally young players.
“There are many good players with quality, capacity and good training. For us, if we want to win the next AFCON, I am happy because I have many players with quality to create a good national team.
“But it’s not easy to choose the right players. We try to see them in the match, after that I try to call them for our practice and our friendly games, because we want to create a small group with quality for developing in training and practice to implement our ideas to win the next AFCON. ”
” But there are a lot of players, and they need to show the maximum demand and motivation to play for Nigeria. Quality, of course, but demand and motivation to play for us, ” he concluded.