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Dessers: I Will Fit In Easily In The Super Eagles

Dessers: I Will Fit In Easily In The Super Eagles

Heracles striker Cyriel Dessers has expressed confidence that fitting into the Super Eagles team would not be a problem for him as it is made of young players, Completesports.com reports.

Dessers got his first Eagles call up ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone in March.


Unfortunately, Dessers missed the chance to make his debut with the Eagles following the postponement of the qualifiers no thanks to the coronavirus outbreak.

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And Dessers who shared the top scorer award in the Dutch Eredivisie after netting 15 goals, said he is looking forward to partnering Victor Osimhen in the Eagles’ attack.

 “It’s a young team, a lot of players are playing in Europe, so I think the adjustment will be easy and I hope they accept me on the team,” Dessers told BBC.

“I look forward to seeing Victor Osimhen. I watch football and strikers a lot, and I think he’s great. I hope I can help and support him.”

However, Dessers admits it was painful he was denied the chance to make his debut for Nigeria due to the coronavirus.

“It hurts because I thought this was going to be one of the best moments of my life, or of my career. Not seeing that go on was really painful. ”

The 25-year-old confessed he loved Eagles legend Austin Okocha and always copy his style of play.

“When I was 12 years old, every player had to learn one movement during technique training. Some chose the scissors movement or the ‘Ronaldinho’, but my movement was always the ‘Okocha movement’. I loved him as a child. ”

On the Eagles winning the 2013 AFCON in South Africa, Dessers described it as a special period in his life.

He added: “It was special because I was studying at the time. I was not even a professional footballer. I remember being so happy, with Mikel as captain, Emenike with the goals … ”

And on the league season being cancelled, the former NAC Breda and FC Utrecht player said he would have scored more goals.

“I think I could have scored some more, but health is more important than football. I agree with the decision. ”

And on getting back to the football pitch after clubs in the Netherlands were allowed to train again in small groups: “I miss football, the feeling of a match and a match day. But I’m also happy to be able to hit a ball again. It is only training, but it is better than nothing.”

By James Agberebi 

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  • Keep it real guy, you will surely get there. That’s the spirit… One thing I love about this guy is he willingly switched to us, and he make it clear playing for SE is his dream, those are the kind of foreign born that are needed in the national team.

    Players with seal and dedication, players with little or no persuasion before they switched over, not someone waiting to see if they will be invited by another country or not before making a decision.

    Nigeria is not an option for any player, it’s either yes or no, not cunning statement like “am taking my time” “am not in hurry” blablabla… The truth is no player makes it big in his club career without having a long international career.

    Ask Heric cantoona, Patrick owomoyela, Sidney Sam, John Fashanu, Jordan Ibe, Dominic Solanke, calton Cole etc..

    As good as those mentioned are, they choose a very wrong country for their international career. I bet you, Tomori will make less than 10 caps for England, because presently he is not even in Chelsea 11, a guy like him will have use their international career to boast their chances in their club sides. Harry kean, Marcus Rashford, King, jando Sancho, Madison even Mason Mount are all ahead of Tammy Abraham in 3lions striking department, if euro were played this year, am sure he wouldn’t have made the squad.

    • Chidi 2 years ago

      Brotherly no mind that ebere eze he is so annoying son wey first him papa born first son,he thinks his smart any way I trust GR on this, meanwhile we well come you bro person wey sabi

  • He is so committed to playing for Nigeria. I love that

  • I like Desser’s commitment to the Nigerian course. This is the sort of player we hanker for in the fold of the Super Eagles, not those who expect us come groveling before them begging them to play for Nigeria.

    I’m pretty sure he will give his 101% when he finally gets to don the jersey of the Super Eagles.

  • GLORY 2 years ago

    I bet you one uncouth ex international will come out in the media to castigate him soon comparing him to other players. Always so foolish to compare players n worst of it doing it in the media.