He was first invited under Gernot Rohr but never got a chance to play under the Franco-German
Calvin Bassey has said it was surprising to him when he got his first invitation to the national team as he was shocked to hear it.
“I was shocked, I couldn’t believe it.
“I just felt so privileged and blessed. I thank God every day because God is our strength. So I just feel blessed and privileged to be here and to represent my great nation.
“Playing for Nigeria, I don’t think I can put into words. We have over 200 million people behind our back every time we go on to the pitch. And just being able to make the 25 players in the squad representing them is a dream come through. We’ve got important games coming up I just want to help the team any way I can,” he was quoted as saying to NFF TV per CompleteSports.
He added that he’s willing to play anywhere on a football pitch as long as he will be playing.
“In terms of my preferred position for me I just like to play football,”
“Wherever the manager puts me even as a striker, I’m going to go there and give everything I’ve got.
“And sometimes it depends on what my coach wants from me, we’ve seen many players [James] Milner for example, they change his position sometimes he plays centre midfield, sometimes he plays on the left. It just depends who you are playing against and what the manager wants from you.”