The push by the handler of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr for Huddersfield ace Philip Billing to switch allegiance to Nigeria has sparked a reaction from the U21 coach of the national team of Denmark.
Billing has emerged as the prime target for Nigeria following his consistent display for Hull City this season as he is still eligible to represent Nigeria despite playing for Denmark at youth level.
Nigeria’s interest has not gone down well with Denmark and while expressing his shock over the recent comments made by Rohr who said he has instructed his assistant to speak with the 22 year old, the coach said Denmark won’t force the player to commit to them.
U21 coach Neils Frederiksen insist Billing has a very big future with the Danish national team but it’s left for him to decide his future as Denmark are not known for getting involved in issues like this.
“I have heard absolutely nothing about this,” Niels Frederikse told BT.
“But I can not prevent him (Philip Billin) from playing for Nigeria if that’s what he wants. We are happy with Philip and we are sure he has a very big future with the Danish national team, but we do not mix in such a thing, but if he decides otherwise we will be anxious to have him”, he concluded.