Joshua Zirkzee on target for Bayern Munich in their 2-1 win over Monchengladbach

Joshua Zirkzee on target for Bayern Munich in their 2-1 win over Monchengladbach

- Joshua Zirkzee scored his fourth Bundesliga goal in their 2-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach

- The 19-year-old opened scoring for Bayern Munich in the 26th minute of their meeting

- Zirkzee is eligible to play for both Nigeria and the Netherlands at the senior national team level despite playing for Dutch cadet teams

Super Eagles target Joshua Zirkzee was on target for Bayern Munich in their 2-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach at the Allianz Arena.

The teenage sensation made his inclusion in the game count after scoring the opener for the Bavarians four minutes before the half-hour mark.

He benefited from a poor pass the visitors' keeper Yann Sommer and then powered it straight into an empty net. The goal was his fourth Bundesliga goal after nine appearances this campaign.

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The forward was given the green light by his manager as a replacement for suspended Robert Lewandowski and quickly registered his name on the scores sheet.

Zirkzee's lead was canceled out in the 37th minute after Benjamin Pavard scored an own goal to level parity for the visitors.

However, Leon Goretzka restored his side's lead in the 86th minute - a goal that secured maximum points for the hosts. A win in their next match could see them win the title.

Zirkzee only lasted 77 minutes on the pitch as he made way for Kwasi Okyere Wriedt for the remainder of the meeting.

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He appeared to have been left frustrated in the second half and the manager saved his blushes by removing him towards the end.

Joshua Zirkzee on target for Bayern Munich in their 2-1 win over Monchengladbach

Joshua Zirkzee after scoring for Bayern Munich in their 2-1 win over Monchengladbach - credit Getty Images
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The 19-year-old is eligible to play for the Dutch national team as well as the Super Eagles, but it is left to be seen where he will commit his international future.

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Zirkzee has already featured for the Netherlands U15 to U19 teams but has never received a call up to the senior national team.

Legit.ng earlier reported that 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.

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