Crystal Palace Olise Claims He Didn’t Speak With Rohr Over Playing For Super Eagles Ahead Of France, Algeria
Crystal Palace midfielder Michael Olise wasn’t approached by coach of the Nigerian team Gernot Rohr over the idea of playing for Nigeria ahead of France, England and Algeria.
Sources close to the midfielder insist he was shocked to be named on standby in the Super Eagles squad for their AFCON qualifiers in March as no discussion was held over his invitation to the team.
” From what I was told by the player there was no talk with Rohr. Olise didn’t speak with him before he was named in the squad for the AFCON qualifiers in March. He didn’t honour the game and rightly so because that isn’t how to go about calling a player with dual nationality”, the source told OwnGoalNigeria.com in an exclusive chat.
Olise who represented France at the Toulon Youth tournament still fancies his chance with the French team but there are indications that he is keen on playing for Algeria, the country of his mother.
” I take that as false. His dream is still to represent France and working with Patrick Viera at Crystal Palace will bring him closer to his goal by the time he gets a regular run in the team. England is another option but that looks like a distant reality”, he concluded.
Source: OwnGoal Nigeria
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