Sone Aluko hasn’t given up hope of reviving his international career – and hopes his fine recent form for Fulham could earn him a recall to the Nigerian squad.
The Fulham forward was voted the Championship’s player of the month for October after a series of energetic displays and, although it has been two years since his last international appearance, Aluko is still optimistic that his club displays could help force his way back into the Super Eagles picture. He concedes that being a squad player at Hull City certainly harmed his international career but believes playing regularly – and well – with the Whites could give Salisu Yusuf something to think about.
Aluko, who hasn’t featured for the national team since scoring twice in a 2-2 draw with South Africa, told Get West London:
International career? It’s not over in my head. But the last coach to pick me passed away. The new coach doesn’t know me as a person or a player, so it’s only now I’ve got a chance to show what I can do.
When you’re on the bench at Hull you aren’t going to get picked for a national team. If I keep playing well then maybe my chances will come again. Sure it’s been frustrating, but now I’m in a good place, my career can kick on from here.