Born again Osaze Odemwingie has come out to tell teammates in the Super Eagles that there is no player that is bigger than Nigeria.

Osaze told BBC Sports in an interview that he has come to realise that the decision taken so far by Coach Stephen Keshi in the Eagles was good for the team, adding that the coach has been consistent in saying that his decisions are taken for the good of the team and not one individual.

“For me to hear that was very important on a human level. It’s not about people; it’s always about the country. We’re all defending the colours of our nation,” he said.

“Coach Keshi can do without me at the World Cup and my life will go on as well, but the most important thing is mutual respect.

“Now I know how he does things and how he wants things done and vice versa.”

Looking ahead to this summer’s tournament in Brazil, where Nigeria will face Argentina. Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iran in Group F, Osaze has declared himself available for selection and Keshi has not ruled out the possibility of picking him.