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If Hamza Choudhury chooses to play international football for Bangladesh, Watford head coach Rob Edwards believes he may serve as an inspiration to the future generation.
The Loughborough-born former England U21 midfielder, who is of Grenadian and Sylheti descent, this week opened the door to playing for Bangladesh in an interview with Nujum Sports, which was broadcast on Sky Sports News, and became the Muslim athlete support group’s latest ambassador.
If Choudhury decides to play for Bangladesh, Watford manager David Edwards believes he may inspire the next generation of talented players.
“I believe that might be a terrific thing if that’s what he decides to do,” Edwards said of Choudhury’s potential effect.
“I believe he has the potential to be a tremendous role model for young Bangladeshi children who can look to him and say, ‘I can accomplish that.'”
“Hamza has the potential to be a genuine bright star in terms of encouraging people to participate in the sport.” If he does it, I believe it will benefit a large number of people.”
Choudhury battled for minutes at Leicester last season but has become a staple in Edwards’ side since joining the Hornets on a season-long loan with a purchase option.
“He’s been a delight to work with,” Edwards remarked. He is the type of person that gives his all every day. He’s a pretty upbeat person, and that shows in his performances. I can’t say enough good things about him.