Billing Makes It Absolutely Clear: He Won't Play For Nigeria But For Denmark
Despite the many rumours swirling in the Nigerian press that Bournemouth midfielder Philip Billing is interested in picking the Super Eagles over Denmark's Red and White, nothing could be further from the truth.
Billing who was born to a Nigerian father and Danish mother has finally set the record straight in an interview with Danish newspaper BT
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"It would be strange to play for Nigeria when I feel 100 per cent Danish." Billing said.
Billing also revealed that he made it crystal clear that he wanted to continue representing Denmark when he was approached by Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr to switch his allegiance.
Meanwhile, the former Denmark U21 star has since his conversation with Rohr held positive talks with new Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand and he's looking forward to making his senior debut.
Considering that he has already been called up to the Scandinavian country's senior team as a non-playing substitute on six occasions the writing should clearly have been on the wall for the speculators.
In conclusion, Billing insisted that he won't address questions about pledging his allegiance to Nigeria in the future as he hopes this matter has now been put bed saying:
"Hopefully this is the last time I have to answer whether I choose Nigeria.
I can say that I am 100 per cent in Denmark."