Bursaspor of Turkey midfielder, Mikel Agu has said he is not disappointed after not being invited for the Super Eagles’ upcoming friendlies against Poland and Serbia but believes it’s a wakeup call for him to work harder ahead of future national team call-ups.

The Eagles’ midfielder, who spoke exclusively to ahead of his team’s clash with Osmanlispor this weekend, insisted that he will always give his support to the team regardless of whether he is invited or not.

“No way. I am not disappointed in missing out on the 28-man list, although I was a bit surprised because I was initially sent an invitation with all the documents needed to apply for a Visa by the Federation. But for me, it is even an honour to be considered good enough to play for my country,” Agu said.

Agu, who also missed the Eagles’ dead rubber World Cup qualifiers against Algeria and the friendly against Argentina last year through injury, further said he has to now work harder at club level to ensure he’s still reckoned with when it comes to selection for the national team.

“Obviously this will only make me fight more and work harder during training and when selected on the pitch. I believe if I continue to raise my game, I will be back in the team in no time,” Mikel Agu concluded.

Agu has four caps for Nigeria and made his debut in a 3-0 friendly win over Togo on 1 June 2017.