My Ultimate Aim Is To Improve, Enjoy Myself On Pitch – Anthony

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Nigerian football prodigy, Izuchuwku Anthony, has disclosed that his ultimate aim as a young footballer is to get better in the game and enjoy himself on the field of play.

Anthony's spectacular performances for his new club has generated interest from some clubs in Europe's top five leagues.

The 26-year-old central defender, who currently plays for Chinese Super League side Nantong Zhiyun, in a chat with LEADERSHIP disclosed that his football journey started from the streets, from where it became a passion worth pursuing.


“As a kid, I loved playing street football like most Nigerian kids,and I became passionate about it to the point that I couldn't do anything else other than playing football.

“I never really planned if I was going to make a career out of it or not,all I thought about was just football and whatever it brings and I'm grateful for what it has brought me and what it will bring in the .” He said.

Izuchukwu added that his decision to play the defensive side role stems from his skill set.
“There are skills based on your role, I possess the ability to recover the ball and give it to my teammates with good passing.”

On having a role model in football, Izuchukwu said he enjoyed watching Antonio Rüdiger because of the joy he brings to the game, but he can't really refer to him as his role model, because there are different players who bring different dimensions to the game.

The talented Nigerian youngster has his sights set on playing in one of the top 5 leagues in Europe in the near .
Izuchukwu has had a good start to his career in China, having started all Nantong Zhiyun games so far.

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