Belgian-born forward, Cyriel Dessers, is considering the option of representing Nigeria at senior level after conceding that his chances of doing so for Belgium’s Red Devils are lean.
Dessers, who is eligible to play for Nigeria via his Nigerian mother, and yet to feature for Belgium at any international level, says playing for the Super Eagles ‘would be nice.’
“I’m concentrating on [FC] Utrecht now,” said Dessers to begium based voetbal24.be.
“But if something happens with Nigeria that would be nice.
The 22-year-old striker was in superb form last season for NAC Breda of Holland, scoring 22goals in the regular season, a further seven in the playoffs, and registering 13 assists to help De Ratten gain promotion to the Dutch top division, Eredivisie.
Speaking further, the forward whose style has been likened to that of Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend, Didier Drogba, says competition in the Belgian national team means that the Super Eagles and Nigeria offer him a better chance at international football.
“I have to be realistic,” he said. “Competition with Belgium is very big [with Lukaku, Batshuayi, Origi, Benteke and now, Dimata.] They are still young.
“In Nigeria, there are also top players, but maybe there, I will be given a shot.
Dessers recently joined Eredivisie side, FC Utrecht, from NAC.