Paderborn defender Jamilu Collins says the words of the coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Gernot Rohr made him turn down the chance to move away from the second division German side.
Collins who is now the first choice left full back of the Super Eagles of Nigeria was linked with a move away from Paderborn, the club where he has spent the past two seasons.
His consistent performance caught the interest of clubs in Germany particularly top division teams but the 24 year opt against a move away from Paderborn in January as he aims to establish himself fully.
Speaking to Owngoalnigeria.com, he said Rohr warned them not to be in a hurry to move in January as he believe it could cost them regular run of games, which will in the long run affect their chances in the Nigeria national team.
” It’s better to move in the summer when you have the chance of going on pre season with the team than in January. The coach of the Super Eagles Rohr always remind us of the need to go to clubs where we are certain to get game time, because he won’t call any player not playing regularly “, Collins told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” Moving in January isn’t entirely bad but a move in the summer is the best for players breaking into top division. For now I’m very happy at Paderborn and that is also why I wasn’t interested in talks about a move away in January “.