UDINE. Those who know him best assure that Destiny Udogi’s mind has not changed compared to what he announced last April, he assured with Udinese in “The Italian Football Podcast”, an English column edited by Carlo Garganese and Nima Tavalley. tracksuit on : «I was born in Italy, I feel more Italian, I grew up in the blue youth selections, I will continue to play here. I want to join the senior national team, I will do everything to win ».
The thing is, a season that ended in a crescendo (finally), a twenty-plus million summer transfer to Tottenham, a sprint start in Serie A, this time playing on loan for Udinese was ignored by coach Roberto Mancini. , placing him at the disposal of his colleague Paolo Nicolato’s Under-21 team, among other things, Juventus do not seem to be big fans of the wing, in the past he has even fielded Empolies Parisi. , Quagliata, a left-hander, made his bones in Holland at Herakles before returning to Italy at Cremonese.
We’ll see what happens today as the Azzurri are expected from the same English age Test and the squads have “contenders” Cambiasso and Ruggeri. All these doubts in the blue keys of a player destined to carve out a significant niche at the international level thanks to his physical and technical qualities, therefore fueled the rumors of Udogi’s “alternative” selection. Yet he played one minute of senior-level competition with Italy and was selected for the Nigeria national team in Verona (November 28, 2002, so he was not yet twenty-five) of Nigerian parents. Hence holding a dual passport. “Super Eagles” will try, but Juventus dreams are still blue. From Joao Pedro to Luis Felipe, after improbable calls from the acquired Italians, Udogie will do it for a minute in the next official match, if we were in the role of coach Mancini, a starter in the next ten years just to put the “flag”.
Udinese remains on the side of this “controversy”, the various selections are only interested in the mileage that Udogi and all the other national teams do in view of the resumption of the championship, precisely on the first Monday of October in Verona. Other Bianconeri committed at Under-21 level: Samardzic for the friendly against France tomorrow and Irishmen Ebosele and Abankwa (sidelined in Sotil’s selections) for the European Group play-off against Israel.
However, at the “higher” level, Ebos will be with Cameroon against Uzbekistan and it will be the turn of Bjol and Lovric’s Slovenia against Norway in the Nations League on Saturday, Italian at 1.30pm, in Neuhuen, Florida. Perez’s Argentina will be a challenge for Jamaica.
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