Ghana international, Christian Atsu has advised Ghanaian youth to grab a national team opportunity with both hands if the need arises.
The 29-year-old has been out of the Black Stars for some time now due to incessant injuries that have rocked the smooth sailing of his career.
Having had a respectable international career, he urges every youth given the Black Stars chance to make good use of the time.
“You don’t have many chances in the Black Stars team, a lot of people are fighting for position so when you have your chance you just take it.
“This is football and it’s about chance.
“Now everybody knows how to play football so just take your chances.
“Don’t tell yourself that, I’m young when I grow up you know, [Kylian] Mbappe, how old is Mbappe, how old is [Erling] Haaland, they are all playing at this ge so you can also play at the top level.” Christian Atsu said.
Atsu recently signed a 2-year contract with Saudi Arabia club, Al Raed after leaving English Premier League side, New Castle United on a free.
The diminutive winger started his juvenile career with Feyenoord Academy now WAFA in Ghana before joining Portugal giants, FC Porto. He played with the youth side before earning promotion to the senior side after a loan spell with fellow Portugal club, Rio Ave.
He joined Chelsea but went on several Ioan stints with Dutch club, Vitesse Arnhem, Everton and Bournemouth in England and Malaga of Spain.
He was on loan at New Castle United before the move was made permanent over four seasons with the Magpies.
He left the Toon at the end of the 2020/21 league season to now settle with Al Raed of Saudi Arabia.
He has played 69 times for the Black Stars, scoring 9 goals in the process.