Etebo started his career as an attacking midfielder, also playing out wide. It was at Spanish side U.D. Las Palmas that he began to play in a deeper, more defensive role. He now plays in that position for his country, doing so at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
“Playing in the World Cup is one of the biggest events in football, every player wants to represent their country,” said the midfielder. “It was a great experience for me, a great achievement. We didn’t qualify due to a goal in the dying minutes which was painful, but it’s football. I’m very happy about the experience.”
Etebo had his first taste of English football at Stoke City, where he made 45 Championship appearances amongst loan spells with Getafe and Galatasaray.
“When I first signed for Stoke I had people telling me coming to England wouldn’t be easy, especially in the Championship,” Etebo continued. “Everyone knows it's one of the toughest [leagues], you have to keep running, chase people down.
“Every league is difficult, it all depends on how you set out the team, No league is easy. Coming to England to play, it’s a good league, it’s tough, but it’s a joy to me.”