Former Super Eagles midfield warhorse, Garba Lawal said Nigerian football fans shouldn’t bother much about Victor Moses’ decision to quit the national team.
Chelsea winger Moses sent shockwaves across the country earlier this week when he announced his decision to walk away from the Super Eagles.
Citing the need for more commitment to his family and his London club, the 27-year-old said it was time to bid Nigerian football goodbye and pave the way for a new generation of players.
As fans and colleagues try to digest the news, Garba Lawal, who was part of Nigeria’s Olympic gold medal triumph in 1996, said it’s not a tragedy.
“It’s not a big deal! That is his choice – he chose to play for Nigeria and now he has decided not to play,” Lawal told Goal.
“Is Victor Moses expecting us to beg him to play for the country? No one does that because Nigeria is such a big country with several talents.”
However, teammates Ahmed Musa and Alex Iwobi tweeted their support for the former Wigan Athletic winger.
“It was a pleasure to play alongside such a great player. You have served your nation well and will always be remembered. “Good luck in all you do @VictorMoses,” he wrote.
Alex Iwobi wrote “Thank you for paving the way for us. You achieved so much for our country. It was a pleasure to play with you, wishing you the best big,”