Dickson Etuhu is relaxed about missing out on playing for Nigeria under Samson Siasia and has urged Super Eagles fans to get behind the new coach.

The Fulham midfielder hasn’t featured in a national squad since Siasia took charge of Nigeria in December but has taken his axing from the international picture with good grace. Etuhu, who has been battling with Steve Sidwell for a regular spot in the Fulham side, remains confident that Nigeria have the talent to challenge on the international stage.

We have so much talent in this country, all we need to do is to be patient with the coach and he will give us a great team. I am not really disturbed that I have not played under him, but I know Nigeria is blessed with so much talent around.

Look at Real Madrid, Man City for example, they haven’t achieved so much in a short time because they have not been playing together for a long time like Barca has been doing. If we keep changing teams we won’t get that continuity that we desire.

The 28 year-old has backed his team mates to qualify for the Nations Cup, despite some recent stumbles in qualifying.

I just believe he [Siasia] has the quality to take Nigerian football to the next level. As for the 2012 qualification, I don’t entertain any fears over Nigeria’s chances despite the draw with Ethiopia.