Bayer Leverkusen's manager Xavi Alonso believes Nathan Tella is a good winger with the right quality that Jose Peseiro's Nigeria Super Eagles could use.
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A stellar week for Nathan Tella ends with a call-up to Nigeria and his maiden goal for Bayer Leverkusen, with Victor Boniface caged.
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Victor Boniface has contributed 12 goals in 11 appearances this season for Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga but was caged against Union Berlin.
Tella’s Leverkusen form
The 24-year-old became the latest Bayer star to earn an international call-up this season after Victor Boniface.
To celebrate his maiden invitation, the England-born star came off the bench to score the fourth goal as Bayer Leverkusen continued their impressive start to the season with a convincing defeat of Union Berlin at home.
Alonso on Tella’s skillset
After the game, an impressed Alonso spoke glowingly about the versatile forward.
According to the Leverkusen boss, Nigeria lacks good wingers and Tella has the quality to fill that gap.
“He has the quality to be in the box and makes the right runs. In Nigeria, they have great strikers and maybe they could use good wingers,” he added. “He’s a really nice guy with a strong mentality, he has a great attitude."
Tella is expected to report to the Super Eagles camp in Uyo as Nigeria prepares to face a tricky Lesotho side in the FIFA WCQ.
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