Why I chose to play for Germany over Nigeria, England – Ex-Man City forward, Nmecha

Former Manchester City forward, Lucas Nmecha, has said that he chose to represent Germany ahead of Nigeria and England because he was born in the country.

Nmecha, who currently plays for Wolfsburg, was born in Hamburg to a Nigerian father before moving to England at the age of seven.

The 22-year-old is eligible to play for any of the three countries as a result of this.

Nmecha represented England at the youth level before he decided to switch international allegiance to Germany.

He recently received his first call-up to the Germany national team in the latest international break.

“I was born here, I just have more of a connection with the German national team,” Nmecha told the Bundesliga media channel.

He added, “Also, at the time, the coach Stefan Kuntz really convinced me and showed me that there is a path for me.

“I think that has really come to show. You see players like Adeyemi and guys like that, who are managing to get into that first-team squad.”

“And doing well at that level. I have played with those guys, and I know where I stand in terms of quality compared to those players.”

He added, “Yeah, my dad has got a lot of family out there. It’s been a really long time since I have been there. I think I was seven years old the last time I went.

“But it’s definitely a thing on the bucket list when I do get a good amount of time off. That will definitely be somewhere I will be going soon.”