Joshua Zirkzee: Rohr says it's tough to convince youngster to choose Nigeria

Joshua Zirkzee: Rohr says it's tough to convince youngster to choose Nigeria

- Joshua Zirkzee was born in Holland and he is of Nigerian descent

- Super Eagles handler Rohr stated that he would love to have him

- The German added that it will be difficult for him to convince him play for Nigeria

Gernot Rohr has explained that he would love to have Bayern Munich star Joshua Zirkzee in his squad stressing that it will be difficult to convince the youngster.

This declaration comes after the German signed a new two-year deal with the Super Eagles in which he has been given the mandate to deliver by the Nigeria Football Federation who are his employers.

Joshua Zirkzee is of Nigerian descent, and the 19-year-old forward has already played for Holland at the Youth level.

While speaking with Colin Udoh on Instagram live video, Rohr explained that Joshua Zirkzee is one of the best forwards in the world considering his styles of play.

“There is also Zirkzee of Bayern Munich, he’s a fantastic talent also but he’s playing already for Holland and it’s not easy to have them.

“They must give us the sign to come, we are here and we show them there is hope for them and if they want to play in the World Cup and AFCON with us they are welcome but they must decide,'' Rohr explained.

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This season, Zirkzee has played seven games for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga scoring three goals.

Gernot Rohr who has been coaching the Super Eagles since 2016 is has steered Nigeria to two major competitions which was the 2018 World Cup and the 2019 Nations Cup in Egypt.

Earlier, had reported how Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa named his teammate at the national team Wilfred Ndidi as the one who named him 'The Governor' which is what many people call him now.

Ahmed Musa is one of the successful Nigerian players considering the wealth he has acquired in football having played in the Russian Premier League and also in the English topflight.

He recently had an exclusive Instagram live interview with where he spoke on many things from how he started his football career before playing for the Super Eagles.

And when the former Premier League star was asked to explain why he is being called 'The Governor' by Nigerians and also in many part of the world, he revealed that Wilfred Ndidi gave him the name.

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