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Dutch-Nigerian Ebuehi Says He Is NOT Ripe For Super Eagles, Reveals Respect For Nigerian Father

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ADO Den Haag 20 year old Dutch-Nigerian defender Tyronne Ebuehi says he is still a lot to improve in his game before he makes up his mind on an international career.

Ebuehi qualifies to represent Nigeria and the Netherlands as he is born to a Nigerian father and a Dutch mother, but he turned down the chance to represent Nigeria when he was recently called up by Nigeria for their World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Algeria.

” I don’t think am there yet, there is still a lot to improve in my game. Defensively I have improved a lot but I need the offensive discipline of modern full backs. I have to work on that. Am sometimes afraid to go forward. I am working every day to improve that aspect of my game. For example I have been working on my crosses” He told the club official website.

He also pointed out that his Nigerian father, whom according to Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation wants him to play for Nigeria is his inspiration when it comes to his career.

” My father is always the first to criticise me when am not playing well and also the first to praise me if I do well. He sees almost everything about me and tells me the way it is. He gives me constructive criticism so that I can progress, he wants the best for me. I dare say my father is the most important person in my life”.