Former Nigeria U-17 midfielder Jack Ipalibo who played for Spanish side Villarreal in their 0-1 loss to Nigeria League runners up Rivers United says he moved to the Spanish side in order to get the attention of the Nigeria national team handlers.
Jackie as he is fondly called by close friends and associates left the camp of the Nigeria U-20 during preparations for their ill fated Africa Youth Championship Qualifiers to team up with the Spanish side, where he has grown into one of the integral players of the B team.
“It is the dream of every professional footballer to play for his country at senior level and I am no different.
“One of the major reasons why I came to Europe is because I want to achieve this desire to play for the Super Eagles one day,”
“I will advise young players like me who want to make it in Europe to be disciplined when they get here because it is not easy to make it at this level,” he said.