SINGAPORE - If the chance comes, I will definitely take up Singapore citizenship and play for the Lions.
That was what Home United defender Sirina Camara said on Tuesday, in response to national coach Bernd Stange's comments in Tuesday's edition of The New Paper.
In an exclusive report on Tuesday, TNP reported the German as saying that he would definitely play the Frenchman if he is a Singapore citizen.
Responding to Stange's comments, Camara said through his club: "I am truly surprised and at the same time happy with what he said about me.
"We have not spoken before. In fact, I have never met him in person.
"I have never really thought about (taking up Singapore citizenship and playing for the Lions).
"As a player, I will definitely take up the offer, but I am very close to my family back in France and I have to discuss it with them, especially my mother."
The 22-year-old arrived in Singapore in 2011 with now-defunct French side Etoile, and then signed for the Football Association of Singapore's (FAS) developmental side Courts Young Lions as a foreign player before the start of last season.
He joined two-time S-League champions Home at the start of this season, and has been one of their standout players.