Former junior international, Taiwo Awoniyi has revealed his desire to represent the country’s senior national team and hopes his chance will come soon.
The forward has previously starred for the West Africans’ youth teams and was part of the side that won the 2013 U-17 World Cup.
The 23-year-old has also played for Nigeria at U-20 and U-23 levels where he has impressed, and played a key role as the West Africans qualified for 2015 All African Games.
Awoniyi has been with the Premier League champions since 2015, but he is yet to feature for the side and had to make do with temporary deals away from Anfield.
The forward is currently on his seventh loan spell with Bundesliga club Union Berlin and has been delivering fine performances for his club.
Awoniyi has registered three goals and provided one assist in 10 Bundesliga appearances in the 2020-21 season.
The forward has promised to continue his eye-catching displays at club level, while hoping to get a chance to feature for Gernot Rohr’s side.
“The national team question for me is a big thing. I remember in the U-17 and U-20 days, the pride to wear the national colours is massive,” Awoniyi told Brila FM.
“I understand that the country has talents in abundance, But I also have to stick to my principle of time and season and continue to work hard. When it’s my time I’ll take the opportunity and understand it for what it is.”
Besides playing for Union Berlin, the forward has also previously featured for FSV Frankfurt, NEC, Mouscron, Gent, Mouscron and Mainz 05.