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‘Maybe I’m Not Such A Bad Striker’ –Dessers Reacts After Scoring Brace Vs Marseille

‘Maybe I’m Not Such A Bad Striker’ –Dessers Reacts After Scoring Brace Vs Marseille

Cyriel Dessers can’t hide his excitement after netting a brace in Feyenoord Rotterdam’s 3-2 home win against Marseille in the first leg of their Europa Conference League semi-final clash on Thursday night, reports Completesports.com.

Dessers opened scoring for the home team on 18 minutes firing a low shot past Steve Mandanda.

The Nigeria international then capitalised on Ćaleta-Car’s terrible back pass to score the winning goal few seconds after the break.

“Maybe I’m not such a bad striker after all, hey”, Dessers told Sporza after the game.


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“Ah, it’s a nice side effect, that’s all.”

“It went in all directions, but it was fantastic to play this match. As a child you dream of being able to play in full stadiums. The feeling of scoring in such matches is almost indescribable. And I do twice tonight, in an important semi-final against Olympique Marseille .”

“We have stayed true to our style and we have not collapsed, we have been doing it like that all season. We know that there is a high risk factor behind that, but it also pays off.

“We have been able to force Marseille to make mistakes. were not great, but you feel that that flash can come to them at any time,” concludes Dessers .

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The 27-year-old, who is loan at Feyenoord from Belgian Pro League outfit Club Brugge is now the top scorer in the competition 10 goals.

The Nigeria international has also been nominated for the Europa Conference League Player of the Week award.

Dessers will battle teammate Luis Sinisterra as well as Leicester City’s Ademola Lookman and Lorenzo Pellegrini of AS Roma for the individual prize.

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  • Greenturf 5 months ago

    You certainly not a bad striker rather Eguavoen who claimed not to have seen you play live treated you unfairly by withholding something of value to the detriment of Nigeria.
    We are a cursed nation with a little mindset.The moment we sacked the whiteman there was chaos everywhere we cant manage ourselves just like our leaders couldn’t since our colonial masters left in 1960.
    Our decision makings are abysmal,dreadful extremely bizarre and poor.
    Who would image someone like Paul Bassey of all people lead a group that want our foreign borns to have a limit or cut down on the numbers to be invited.I was shocked to hear that in this day and age who does that?I was ashamed reading that.
    The foreign born players weren’t the reason we didn’t qualify for the world cup rather the ineptitude of Eguavoen.
    Had we had a good foreign coach in the helms with all our talent,I do not see how Ghana would have beaten us to the world cup spot.

    • Chima E Samuels 5 months ago

      The whiteman too didn’t invite him don’t forget. The whiteman started his blacklisting after just one appearance against Tunisia.

      • That was when he was still under Onuachu’s shoes. The same white man added him among his 40 list even tipped him to perform when the tournament starts only for who knows who to suddenly cut the team to 28 without showing it.

  • Hmmm… people still dey para..
    Just like the way they glued to Eguavoen because he won games against some the weakest teams in Africa after nation’s cup , the same way they are planning to fix Garba for those friendlies and stick with him when he performs.
    We are watching!!!

  • Sunnyb 5 months ago

    My guy you’re good finisher, a predator, a serious nightmare for any goalkeeper, tribalism and sentiments are the reasons you’re not currently playing for Nigeria, but we are going to expose them. 

  • Yes. Dessers we want to see you again in eagles shirt. Before them I keep my fingers crossed.

  • My guy you’re good finisher, a predator, a serious nightmare for any goalkeeper, tribalism and sentiments are the reasons you’re not currently playing for Nigeria, but we are going to expose them.

  • Omo9ja 5 months ago

    What elder seen when sitting, if the children of nowadays climb palm trees , they might not even see anything. This proverb is for you Oga Rohr, Mr. Eguavoen and Amaju Pinnick.

    Having said that, Dessers deserves some respect from the current NFF and Super Eagles coaches and some of the Super Eagles fans as well.

    Dessers also deserves some
    accolades kę.

    This Kolawole that am talking about is a fantastic striker, fanterbulous, smart, clinical in front of goal, incredible, amazing, dependable, reliable, tested and trusted. Dessers is a goal machine.

    Hmmm. Now, it’s clearly shown that Oga Rohr and Mr. Eguavoen were guilty for not making Dessers part of their team and both of the coaches deserved to be fired.

    This is why I will continue mentioning Oga Rohr name. The damages he made during his time were bigger than his achievements.

    Dessers and Adebayo Adeleye were the two players that had to be in Super Eagles during his time but it was quite embarrassing that Mr. Gernot Rohr couldn’t make his time counts.

    He left no good goalies, creative midfielder and an alternative striker to Osimhen. So, why still clamoring for Oga Rohr returns?

    My main point here today is, why Dessers did not play for Nigeria under coach Eguavoen and Oga Rohr?

    Why Amaju Pinnick went to begged Ighalo and ignored Dessers?

    Why the current NFF members still working for Nigeria when Nigerians are asking them to vacate their positions?

    Lastly, kai, if I don’t see Dessers against Mexico and Ecuador then, Amaju and his servants should be sacked.

    Congratulations to you Dessers. You are making me proud as always. Keep up the good work Kolawole.

    Keep proving your worth to doubters that claim that you are not that superb and you can only score goals against the minor teams. Keep replying them with goals. That is the only way you can keep your doubters silent. Shikena. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • DiMastta 5 months ago

    If your father is Belgian, then first and foremost you are Belgian.
    Why should Dessers still consider an outing with Nigeria should it be true the Belgian national team coach is looking his way.
    The World Cup is a one in a lifetime opportunity.
    Since the inept NFF and clueless team managers wllfully ignored you, abeg baba, port.
    Dessers lone friendly appearance for the SE makes him more than available to play for his fatherland; Belgium.

    His opting for Belgium may be painful to some of us, but it’s best for him. Afterall, his loyalty and commitment to Nigeria has been tested to breaking point.

    So baba, break off and jet out to Qatar with your fatherland.

    • KangA 5 months ago

      Wrong. The guy has opted too swim or sink with Nigeria, WC or no WC. It’s his personal choice. Please respect it.

      He is still young. He’s looking forward to the next four years. By then, Picnick will be far away from the glass house, no longer strangling the SE.