Super Eagles team B midfielder, Usman Mohammed, has said that his wonder goal against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, was to convince head coach, Gernot Rohr, that he deserves a place in the senior team.
Mohammed finished off a stunning solo run with the equalizer to make it 2-2 against the Europa League champions.
It’s a goal that reminded football fans about Austin Jay Jay Okocha’s famous goal against Oliver Khan’s Bayern Munich.
“My goal is a message (for Super Eagles coach Gernot to call me up), everyday, I am pushing to play for Super Eagles,” the 24-year-old who plays for Norway’s Sarpsborg 08 said.
“I’m so excited to be back with the national team.
“I will always be available for my country.”
Speaking on the goal, Mohammed revealed advice he got from one of his coaches.
“One of my coaches always told me not to be in a hurry when I’m with the ball inside the box.
“I have scored goals like this even in Europe and I was so confident I could do it again,” he said.