Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah has revealed why he chose to represent England over Ghana following his debut senior call-up to the Three Lions.
The 24-year-old who was born in England to Ghanaian parents received his first invitation to the senior national team last week for the forthcoming matches against Scotland and Ukraine.
Nketiah honoured the call-up by joining his teammates in camp despite reportedly holding talks with Ghanaian officials for a possible switch.
While speaking about the reasons for his decision he admitted that the offer to represent England was difficult to decline.
“Once the call-up was there and the offer was on the table it was really hard to turn down,” he said.
“I felt it was a natural progression for myself at this stage. I felt now was the good time to kind of make that step and I’m really happy to be here. I am proud to be here and like I said hopefully I can go on and help the team get some cups,” he added.
Nketiah becomes one of the many players to go through the ranks of the youth national teams having played for the U-18, U-19, U-20 and U-21 and showed remarkable performances.