“I’m waiting to play for Nigeria, not Belgium” – Cyriel Dessers deny Red Devils link
Super Eagles target, Cyriel Dessers has refuted reports suggesting he could consider turning his back on Nigeria should he get a call–up from Belgium manager, Roberto Martinez ahead of a possible return to international football next month.
Reports in some sections of the media stated that the 25-year-old may reconsider his decision to play for Nigeria but Dessers told AOIFootball.com exclusively from his base, that such stories are unfounded lies to attract website traffic.
“They made a story from nothing. I didn’t even talk with Belgium and then they make a story.
“I said I hoped for a call (from Nigeria) in September, but that’s not even sure. That’s the coach who decides, It’s not in my hands.
“It’s just the clickbait sites who take things out of context and make juicy titles,” Dessers explained.
The former Heracles Almelo striker further stated that the suggestion to play forBelgium was made by Luc Nilis a former Belgian player who suggested him to the coach but he remains committed to making his debut for Nigeria when international matches resume.