Freshly-capped Nigerian international, Cyriel Dessers, said on Thursday he was delighted to train with Villarreal winger, Samuel Chukwueze, Everton’s Alex Iwobi, and Fulham defender, Ola Aina, during Super Eagles training camp in Austria this month.
The Racing Genk striker earned his first cap for Nigeria when he replaced Ahmed Musa in the second half of Nigeria’s international friendly match with Tunisia on Tuesday.
Dessers, who won the top scorer in the Dutch league last season, told journalists in Belgium that he felt comfortable training with the top stars in the Super Eagles.
“The pep was already a bit off. It was a tough week for everyone, but I still tried to accelerate and bring something,” he told Het Laatste Nieuws.
“I got one small chance, but I couldn’t put more than my foot against the ball.
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“I did my thing, also in training. By the way, they were of a very high level, really. Training with basic players from Villarreal, Everton, and Fulham was great fun.
“Did I not look out of place? You should ask the coach that, but I don’t think so. I scored my goals and had a good feeling.”
The ex-Heracles Almelo striker is hoping to get more minutes for his club in the Belgium league to improve his chances of being called up for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone.