Despite not playing for Nigeria in the last three years, Super Eagles and Wydad Athletic of Morocco attacking midfielder, Babatunde Michael has revealed he still dreams of playing for the country, AOIFootball.com reports.
The 25-year-old told AOIFootball.com exclusively from his base in Morocco, that he is now a better developed and mature player compared to when he last played for the national team under the late Stephen Keshi.
“Well for me nothing is impossible, nobody gave me a chance of playing for the national team at 21 and I did, so I believe if given the opportunity again I can also add my own quota to the progress of the Super Eagles.
“We have a good team that can challenge for the Nations Cup next year, but again there is always room for quality addition that can help toughen the competition in the squad and ensure the coaches select the best legs to represent the country,” the 2014 World Cup star said.
When quizzed on what he will bring to the national team, the former Qatar SC midfielder said his style of play will offer the coaches a whole new dimension in the midfield and will definitely want to ensure the Eagles remain a force to be reckoned with.
Babatunde has been capped 17 times for the senior national team and has scored two goals in the process. He also represented Nigeria at the 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup in Brazil, impressing against Argentina in the last group game.
Having established himself as a household name in Ukraine, playing for Volyn Lutsk and Dnipro, the attacking midfielder joined Raja Casablanca in 2015 for a short stint before heading to Qatar in 2016 with Qatar SC and then making a move back to Morocco with Wydad in the summer.
He helped the club to the CAF Champions League quarterfinals before eventually losing to ES Setif where he scored once and had two assists.