The quest for starting roles in the Super Eagles and particularly in the defence has been hotting up recently with the return of Semi Ajayi and Leon Balogun obvious falling down the pecking order.
From a center-back pairing between William Troost-Ekong and Kenneth Omeruo to throwing Chidozie Awaziem and more prominently, Ajayi in the mix, head Coach Gernot Rohr has been tinkering much with that backline.
In the last four games, the defence has conceded six goals, including two against Lesotho in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
However, Omeruo doesn’t believe there’s a “battle” for the center-back position, at least not for him.
The 26-year-old missed both of Nigeria’s AFCON qualifying matches against last month, however, it was more because of his fitness rather than quality.
Speaking with Lagos-based Brila FM, Omeruo took time out to explain why he was dropped against Benin Republic and Lesotho.
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“If you remember we came in on Monday and our first game was for Wednesday, so we didn’t have enough time to train.
“I had fitness issues before the games and so it was logical to be dropped, but I’m not fighting for a place in the national team.”