Hearts of Oak midfield gem Emmanuel Nettey has insisted he is not disturbed by his inability to make the grades for Charles Akonnor’s Black Stars squad.
The 28-year-old enforcer, who joined the Phobian ranks during the winter, has put up impressive showings for Edward Odoom’s side in the Ghana Premier League.
Four home-based players were invited for the botched 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Sudan last month.
Nettey’s teammate Richard Atta was among the home-based stars who were called by the former Ghana captain who also captained German Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.
Nettey told Accra-based Citi TV he is not disappointed about his failure to make the squad but would rather up his game.
“It did not affect me in any way because there are so many Ghanaians playing, others are plying their trade outside, they weren’t called so if I am doing my best I think I can get better,” he told Citi TV.
“Because he has given first slots to the local players and this one of many matches to come, I just need to step up my game and then make sure in the next call-ups I should do my best and have a call-up.”
The former Inter Allies FC youngster has provided three assists so far in the season and was named Player of the Month of January by the former African champions.