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Eddie Nketiah Explains Why He Chose To Play For England Instead Of Ghana.



Eddie Nketiah is eligible to be part of Ghana’s squad because of his parents birthplace.

Eddie Nketiah started his career with Chelsea after he was scouted playing for South-East London Sunday Team Hillyfielders.

He joined Arsenal as a professional footballer around 2018 as a centre forward with great movement. energy and passion.

In the month of June 2023, Black Stars Coach Hughton and his technical team monitored all players who are eligible to play for the Black stars.

Many Ghanaian players were monitored including Eddie Nketiah.

On Tuesday, June 13, 2023, The Head Coach of the black stars said in a press conference they are actively keeping tabs on players.

“What I can tell you is that we are monitoring all of these players. Actually, what I did say about consistency is

not so important for me to have the same squad for every camp. What I did say is that it’s important for me to have the balance,” he stated

Eddie Nketiah said “it feels extra special” to be called up to the England senior squad for the first time.

Nketiah is 24 years old and seems too old to play for England under 21s.

The call to join the senior squad made Nketiah express how he feels at England’s training headquarters.

Eddie Nketiah
Edward Keddar Nketiah is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Arsenal.

“I’m really happy to be here, proud to be here and looking forward to helping the team,” he said.

He also added, “Obviously I’ve been here a few times but it does feel different – it’s extra special.

“You’re mixing with great players, obviously a great manager as well. So just that sense of pride to be here,

to progress through the age groups is obviously a nice feeling and to get here is a nice step.”

Nketiah believes his time playing for under-21s and his clubhas made him know and learnt a lot.

“I am a much better player now than I was two or three years ago. It is really nice and I am coming in at a good time and a good moment.

Eddie Nketiah is eligible to be part of Ghana’s squad because of his parents birthplace.

The Arsenal forward says the call from England’s head coach was really hard to turn down.

“Naturally coming through the academy at England you have the aspiration to play here – once the call-up was there and the offer was on the table it was really hard to turn down, and something which I felt was a natural progression for myself at this stage.”

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