Philip Billing, Bournemouth star, wants to play for Denmark and not Nigeria

Philip Billing, Bournemouth star, wants to play for Denmark and not Nigeria

- Philip Billing has explained that he is not interested in playing for Nigeria

- The Bournemouth star says he prefers to play for Denmark and not Super Eagles

- Billing who has a Nigerian father was born and raised in Denmark

Bournemouth midfielder Philip Billing has stated emphatically that he is not interested in playing for the Super Eagles but for the country where he was born which is Denmark.

This latest development will be a disappointing one for Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr and the Nigeria Football Federation who have been hoping that Billing plays for Nigeria.

The 23-year-old footballer has a Nigerian father and a Danish mother and he has never visited the West African nation before in his life as he was born and raised in Denmark.

Billing has represented Denmark at the Under 19 and 21 levels, but he can still play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria if he wants.

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But while speaking with BT, Philip Billing explained that he has been hearing so many speculation about the national team he wants to play for.

He added that it will strange for him to play for Nigeria considering the fact that he feels 100 percent Danish and also has younger ones who are in Denmark.

“I have a Danish mother, Danish little brother and Danish little sister and a Nigerian father. But this is Denmark I want to stand for. That’s my big dream.

“I’ve talked to the coach, but I know where I want to play. I want to play for Denmark, so it is no longer than that,'' Billing explained.

Billing also made it clear that he has spoken with the Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr on his decision not to represent Nigeria.

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Meanwhile, Philip Billing and his teammates at Bournemouth are currently battling to escape relegation this season in the Premier League.

Earlier, had reported how former Nigeria international Peter Osaze Odemwingie has regretted missing the 2013 Super Eagles team under Stephen Keshi who went ahead to win the African Cup of Nations.

Before the championship in South Africa, Osaze Odemwingie had issues with Stephen Keshi in which he has now stated that he should have sorted the issue with the late coach.

Osaze admitted that he was stubborn not to have gone for truce with late Stephen Keshi which would have made him also be an AFCON winner.

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