'It's all just a question of faith' - Kingsley Ehizibue opens up on his Nigeria dream, Udinese's ambition and God's love
It's a beautiful spring day in Italy. The sun is shining and Kingsley Ehizibue has a smile on his face as he trains with his team-mates at Udinese's impressive sporting complex.
And that's hardly surprising. Just four days previously, in Udinese's final game before the international break, against AC Milan, Ehizibue scored the final goal in his side's 3-1 win at the Dacia Arena.
But when we meet after training in the press room at the same venue, Ehizibue has an admission to make: he'd rather be somewhere else right now.
"On weeks like this, when I see everyone's gone away on international duty, I think, 'Oh man, I need to do something to change this!' I don't want to be left here training with just 10 other guys," he tells GOAL, laughing.
"Even just for that reason, I'm desperate to get called up!"
Ehizibue was born in Germany and raised in Netherlands, whom he represented at under-age level, but he makes no secret of the fact that his dream is to represent Nigeria.
He's been called up before but has never made an appearance for his parents' homeland. A debut might not be that far away, though.