The 19-year-old Villarreal winger, Samuel Chukwueze, has described his international debut for Nigeria as the completion of a “dream year.”
Chukwueze’s skill and impressive left foot caught the eye after starting for the Super Eagles in Tuesday’s 0-0 friendly draw against Uganda in Asaba.
He told BBC Sport: “Making my debut for Nigeria only completes a dream year in my professional life.
“I’ve played and scored for Villarreal this year, and I never expected to get a chance to get into the Super Eagles team, but everything is happening like a dream.
“Some people wait for several years to live a dream but I am grateful to Villarreal and Nigeria for making all my dreams happen in under a year.”