Everton youngster Beni Baningime says he has yet to decide whether or not or now not to play for England or the Democratic Republic of Congo at international stage.
The midfielder, 19, impressed on his first-team debut at Chelsea inside the Carabao Cup ultimate week forward of constructing his Premier League bow on Sunday.
“I haven’t thought about that yet really,” he knowledgeable BBC Sport when asked which country he would represent.
“My dad and I will have to speak about it. We’re focussing on the club first.”
“Hopefully when we start winning – I need to get that bit done – then I will have to think about where I am going to go.”
Baningime used to be born inside the Congolese capital Kinshasa alternatively he has been at Everton’s academy since he used to be nine.
He used to be thrust into the spotlight at Stamford Bridge after Morgan Schneiderlin fell unwell prior to kick-off, forward of caretaker instructor David Unsworth become to him all over again at half-time of Sunday’s 2-Zero loss at the King Power Stadium.
“It’s just great that David Unsworth has given me the opportunity to play,” said Baningime, who carried out at the base of a midfield diamond in opposition to Leicester.
“He said ‘just do what you normally do with the ball’ and that gave me confidence. It was great. I would have wanted to win the game but that didn’t happen.”
Unsworth, who has ceaselessly managed Baningime in Everton’s Under-23 side, used to be full of praise for the teenager after he showed his mettle in an lively display for the Premier League strugglers.
“I have total faith in Beni,” Unsworth knowledgeable Everton’s respectable website.
“He is a top young player and for him to perform in a game and a half like he has done, in really difficult circumstances – he deserves a lot of credit.”
Baningime, within the intervening time, has been revelling in his research of the ultimate week.
“I have grown up watching Wayne Rooney and always loved him, (Cesc) Fabregas is a World Cup winner – it’s unbelievable to be on the same pitch as these guys,” he outlined.
“But when you are on the pitch, you don’t think like this – you just play. You don’t think about the names.”
Baningime perfect made his debut for Everton’s Under-23 side ultimate season, a 12 months after they received their league, following his promotion from the Under-18 team.
Having signed a brand spanking new deal this month that can keep him at Everton until 2020 this week, he’s among a emerging checklist of more youthful ability that has broken into the Everton first team lately.
He said the ones avid avid gamers – similar to Tom Davies, Jonjoe Kenny and Dominic Calvert-Lewin – and other Africans at the club have served as an inspiration.
“I look to up to Idrissa Gana Gueye. He’s someone I like to play like, and I love how he plays,” said Baningime of the Senegal international.
“It gives you inspiration that one day you can be just like them.”