“I just like playing football” – Bassey speaks on his defensive versatility


Young Nigerian defender, Calvin Bassey in an interview with NFFTV spoke on how much he enjoys playing football regardless of the position he’s deployed.

The Rangers golden boy also spoke on his reaction and excitement after receiving his first national team call up under Gernot Rohr. He said he was ‘shocked’ and delighted to represent his fatherland.

“I was shocked, I couldn’t believe it.

“I just felt so privileged and blessed. I thank God every day because God is our strength. So I just feel blessed and privileged to be here and to represent my great nation.

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“Playing for Nigeria, I don’t think I can put into words. We have over 200 million people behind our back every time we go on to the pitch. And just being able to make the 25 players in the squad representing them is a dream come through. We’ve got important games coming up I just want to help the team any way I can,” he was quoted as saying to NFF TV per CompleteSports.

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Speaking on his versatility, the 21-year-old admitted that he’s happy to play any position so far it’s football.

“In terms of my preferred position for me I just like to play football,”

“Wherever the manager puts me even as a striker, I’m going to go there and give everything I’ve got.

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“And sometimes it depends on what my coach wants from me, we’ve seen many players [James] Milner for example, they change his position sometimes he plays centre midfield, sometimes he plays on the left. It just depends who you are playing against and what the manager wants from you.”

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