Nigeria lead trainer, Gernot Rohr, has revealed that he never asked Bournemouth midfielder, Philip Billing, to play for Super Eagles.
As per Rohr, it was Billing’s operator, who called him and said his customer was keen on playing for Nigeria since he doesn’t play as much for Denmark.
Talking in a meeting with ESPN, the German strategist, who as of late marked a two-and-half-year manage the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), said Billing, 23, revealed to him he needed some time after he posed the player scarcely any inquiries about the Nigerian group.
Rohr said: “Billing’s agent called me and said he was interested in coming to Nigeria because he doesn’t play as much for Denmark.
“So he wanted me to call Billing. I said I didn’t have his number, so he gave it to me.
When I called, Billing asked some questions about the Nigerian team. “And he said, ‘I’m very, very interested in working with you, but give me some time’.
“I think the agent used the interest to make him more important or give him more a chance to play for Denmark.”
Meanwhile, in 2019, Billing revealed that Rohr asked Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi to convince him to play for Nigeria.