Lorient of France midfielder Innocent Bonke says his aim going into his first full season with the French team is to further establish himself as a regular and hopefully pin same spot with the senior national team of Nigeria.
Bonke joined Lorient from Malmö in January and made 12 appearances Ligue 1 helping the team to beat the drop to the second division. He aims to be available for all of the games next season.
” I played 12 out of 16 games after I signed from Malmö. We had a nice run and maintained our status for next season. The idea next season is for me to play all games which I believe is possible and hopefully we will finish high up the table”, he told OwnGoalNigeria.com in an exclusive chat.
He has five senior caps for the senior national team of Nigeria but he still isn’t seen as a regular mainly due to the fact that he plays in same role as one of the stars of the Nigerian team in Wilfred Ndidi.
” I really think we are two different players even though we play same role. It’s about what the team wants and if need be we can play in same team. I see him as my teammate. There is a new coach (Jose Peseiro) and it’s a fresh start for everyone. My aim like that of several others is to cement a spot in the team”, he concluded.