Cyriel Dessers is still buzzing about his debut for the Super Eagles against Tunisia on Tuesday, describing it as one of the highlights of his career.
Top scorer in Holland last season, Dessers, 25, opted to play for Nigeria and not world No 1 Belgium, where he was born.
He replaced skipper Ahmed Musa in the 72nd minute in a match that finished in a 1-1 draw.
“I am tired, I barely slept last night and still have to go home by car, but it was worth it”, Dessers told Het Laatste Nieuws.
“It was fun, I was very well received in the group.
“This was a highlight in my career, yes.
“There are not many things that are highly regarded, right? Maybe become a top scorer, yes. But playing for your country … . “
Dessers said he is now looking forward to his next game for the three-time African champions.
“Who wouldn’t want to be there again?,” he asked rhetorically.
“You never know in football. But then I will have to play well at Genk in the first place. That’s my main concern now. Making more minutes at Genk now requires my full focus.”