Super Eagles player Kenneth Omeruo reveals why most of U-17 stars don't fulfill their potential

Super Eagles player Kenneth Omeruo reveals why most young Nigerian players fail to fulfill their potential

The Super Eagles star defender has expressed his opinion on the failure of many youngsters to live up to expectations in Europe

Leganes centre-back Kenneth Omeruo has stated that poor decision-making by Nigerian wonderkids is the reason why many of them failed to reach their potential.

Omeruo, who featured for the West Africans at all levels, from U17 to the Super Eagles, spent seven years with Premier League side Chelsea.

Nigeria has won the FIFA U-17 World Cup five times but few stars from the tournaments have had a good career.

This season, the center back who can also play right back, has made 19 La Liga appearances for Leganes before the outbreak of the coronavirus and when asked why the likes of Rabiu Ibrahim (who was dubbed the new Jay-Jay Okocha) and Sani Emmanuel did not live up to expectations after moving to Europe, Omeruo said;

"I think one of the reasons, is bad decisions, as a young player you have to be ready and know that if you are not playing then the values go down," Omeruo told Brila FM.

"One thing I have always done is playing, I always wanted to play. It does not matter where, either at the club or going on loan.

"If you are not playing then it's difficult for the national team to invite you based on fitness level."

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