Cyriel Dessers Reveals Why He Chose Nigeria Ahead Of Belgium

Heracles Almelo striker Cyriel Dessers says being named the Dutch Eredivisie top scorer is an incredible feat after scoring 15 goals in 26 matches.

The Dutch government recently announced that it had banned all sporting activities in the Netherlands until September 1, which led to Dessers and Feyenoord’s Steven Berghuis being named the top scorers after finishing with the same number of goals.

Reacting to the achievement, the Super Eagles hopeful said he was proud of the honour, while picking his goal against Ajax the best of the season.

“That realisation is yet to come. It is an incredible honour and very nice that you can put this on your record. That this may come later on my Wikipedia page. I am really proud of that,” he said in a conversation with Voetbal International.

“Becoming a top scorer at Heracles is of course also different than when you play at a top club. They score a lot more goals; they also get a lot more chances. I also think I am the first top scorer on behalf of Heracles. I find that especially special, I am very proud of that.”

On his most beautiful goal of the season he said, “Yes, Ajax at home was the most beautiful.

“The moment was fantastic because it was against Ajax and also decisive. On the other hand, the one against Twente was also fantastic. The atmosphere in that game was incredible. Everything that was going on around that match was really a very special moment and a very special goal for me.”

The 25-year-old joins an illustrious list of players to have won the top scorer award in the past including Marco van Basten, Romario, Dennis Bergkamp, Ronaldo, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Luis Suárez.

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