New arrival at Galatasaray of Turkey, Henry Onyekuru has expressed optimism that his move to the Turkish Super Lig club will help him gain relevance in the Super Eagles.
After failing to make Nigeria’s World Cup squad on account of injury and perceived bias by his former club, RSC Anderlecht, Onyekuru believes a glorious season with Gala will put him into the Eagles’ mainframe.
The 21-year-old former GBS Academy protégé has scored 40 goals in 88 senior club matches, but he now wants to replicate such fearsome form on national team duty as well.
With that in mind, the former KAS Eupen of Belgium winger-cum-attacker stressed that he is hopeful his move to Turkish giants Galatasaray will help him return to the Eagles’ fold after being left out of the squad that represented Nigeria at the World Cup.
Onyekuru, who joined Galatasaray on loan from Everton last week, is now at the Istanbul-based club’s training camp in Zurich, Switzerland, and says he is eagerly looking forward to a bright first season in Turkey.
He declared: “My desire has always been to play for Nigeria. Last season I was invited some couple of times and even made my debut for the country, hopefully, I will play more games for Nigeria in the future.
“I’m very optimistic that my stay here in Turkey can help me return back to the national team. I know it will be a very tough one but I’m 100% focused and committed to giving my very best.”