Super Eagles left back sensation Jamilu Collins says his ambition is to henceforth make the position his, not minding who was there before him.
The SC Paderborn of Germany defender debuted for the Eagles in the first leg of the 2019 Africa Cup of nation’s qualifier win against Libya in Uyo and gathered widespread accolades with his impressive display.
The little known Collins was preferred by the team’s technical adviser Gernot Rohr to Brian Idowu who was Nigeria’s standing left back at the 2018 World Cup in Russia where Nigeria crashed out in the group stage.
The 24 year old Kaduna born star whose mentor is Real Madrid’s Marcelo says he has always wanted to play for the national team and now that he is playing he will “like to keep it.
“For me I will play my football, I don’t see it as a competition, it is just a place where you get to do your job and when you’re doing it good people can see. Brian Idowu is a player with good qualities, a very good player, I am a good player too who is learning and trying to improve in every skills, so we are all different players with different individual qualities so it is left for the coach to decide who is the man to play in this game and who is to play in the next game.”
The Super Eagles next 2019 AFCON qualification match will be against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa on November 15