Nedum Onuoha has all but given up on an international career with Nigeria.
It’s the sort of form which should have the 29-year-old on the radar of current Nigerian boss Salisu Yusuf.
However, Onuoha hinted at being let down in the past, and claims the desire to pull on the green shirt no longer burns so brightly.
“There was a time in the past where I did have the opportunity with Nigeria, but it was really only on one occasion,” he said.
“Since then I’ve had a few false dawns with people saying they can sort this out and that out, but it has not happened and I’ve enjoyed the club side of football.
“It is not that important to me to be honest. If I was to receive a call-up then that would be great and there would be a decision to make, but I’ve not received one.”
Even so, Onuoha continues to share a kindred spirit with his birth nation and remains a supporter of the Super Eagles.
He was as glued to the TV as time allowed to watch Nigeria battle their way to bronze at the Olympics after losing to Germany in the semi-finals.
“I’m happy to be a fan for now,” he added and I kept an eye on the boys at the Olympics where they always seem to do well.
"For anyone like me who was born there you hold the success of your nation close to your heart and like to see them doing well. Unfortunately, the gold medal was not to be."