Granada midfielder Ramon Azeez has revealed his dedication and hard work played a key role in his recall to the Super Eagles.
The 27-year-old made his international debut against Mexico in a friendly in March 2014 after his five-star displays at U20 level.
Azeez was part of the Super Eagles squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and featured against Iran as Stephen Keshi's men exited in the Round of 16 of the tournament.
The midfielder has since been snubbed for national assignments before current Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr handed him a recall to the team in 2019 following his consistent showings for Granada.
"Hard work and dedication to my game helped me to return to the Super Eagles. Those five years really taught me a lot and I knew I needed to work very hard to deserve a recall," Azeez said, as per AOI.
"It was frustrating and painful you know. I really felt the pain but I was determined. I was delighted when I got a fresh call from the coach and I knew it was due to the work I had put in."