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Nilis: Dessers Better Than Benteke, Batshuayi

Nilis: Dessers Better Than Benteke, Batshuayi

Former Belgium star Luc Nilis believes Cyriel Dessers is a better option to Christain Benteke and Michy Batshuayi and insists that the Genk forward should be playing for the Red Devils.

Dessers, 24, was born in Leuven to a Belgian father and qualifies for Nigeria through his mother.

The former FC Utrecht star was invited for Nigeria’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header against Sierra Leone in March but the matches were called off as result of the outbreak of the Covid-19.

Read Also: Dessers Ready To Dump Nigeria For Belgium

Belgium national team manager Roberto Martinez could now take advantage of the situation and hand invitation to Dessers for their games in September.

Nilis however believes it will be the right thing to do following the striker’s impressive pre-season form for Genk.

“I would always take you (Dessers) there (Belgium national team), with all due respect to Benteke and Batshuayi, but you are more number nine than them,” Nilis told Het Belang van Limburg.

“If you score (for new club Genk), the national team coach cannot look beyond you, Cyriel.”

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  • Enemy of progress ooh, the devil is speaking through you

  • Abeg no come pour sand sand for Nigeria garri. This guy was there Belgium did not look at His side. Abeg leave the guy for us He is not better than benteke and batshuayi. We love the guy please Nilis or whatever leave am for us.

  • Chima E Samuels 4 years ago

    Our ex colonial masters are now proving to be evil. No be today na the players them I blame!

    • GLORY 4 years ago

      They enjoy having Africans/ black people see them as superior, so anything to take us to the very height, they always wanna frustrate. They work on the foolishness of the players and the wicked antics of our own people to actualise their plans. But I won’t castigate Dessers now until after he may have been invited, with him turning down the invitation.

      • Chima E Samuels 4 years ago

        Desser is acting out of panic, nobody used juju on Victor Moses he should man up.

  • I would never blame Dessers if he eventually chooses to represent Belgium over Nigeria. Let’s call a spade a spade. I remember when Dessers was banging on the doors of the NFF, begging for a call-up but no one listened. He was always showing the desire to represent the Super Eagles. Now that he’s signed for Genk and banging goals, everyone suddenly realized how good he is. Why didn’t the NFF cap-tie this guy since. No one should blame this guy. It’s the fault of the NFF and Rhor. #DelayIsDangerous!

    • @vina,you are obviously ignorant about this Desserts issue

    • Non ignoramus 4 years ago

      He had to apply to FIFA for a switch that takes a while and once it came through Nigeria selected him but COVID happened.

  • Amazinggrace 4 years ago

    CY, please ignore them. This is a distraction. Don’t listen to them, Please. The attrition rate for Belgium is higher. You have a greater chance and height to reach with Nigeria. Stay focus. You have pledged your love and passion to Nigeria (but for COVID-19, you probably should have 1 or 2 caps now. Be focused and stay with Nigeria.

  • nnamdi 4 years ago

    desser belgium were stupid and racist enough not to invite u for us nigerians it is quite good that such strange arrangement didnt happen nigeria know ur values and worth that is y dey didnt hesistate to invite you stay with the super eagles u re going to attain a bigger height world cup is a sure berth for you nations cup is another berth on the pipline our blessings will continue to follow you OKOCHA MADE HIMSELF KNOWN TO THE WORLD NOT ONLY FOR HIS SKILLS BUT BASED ON NIGERIANS FAN BASED FACTOR EQUALLY PLAYED A BIG ROLE IN HIS CARRIER

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