Who can Dessers displace in Super Eagles?
Should Dessers, who was on target for his club this weekend with a well taken goal, get a call up to the Super Eagles, it is all but certain that he will be a substitute player.
The Belgian-born bomber, who can play as a centre forward, left winger and support striker,is expected to find it difficult to displace established players.
For one, he can’t displace Osihmen in the centre forward role. With the sort of form that Moses Simon is exhibiting, he should forget dislodging the France based winger on the left.
Should Rohr elect to go for 2 forwards, all of a sudden, vacancy will exist for a Support Striker position.
But, this position is already taken by hot Iheanacho or an enigmatic Iwobi with Rohr surprising everyone by even choosing Onuachu ahead of Dessers for this role.
So,what is left? An impact sub.
The Super Eagles team is now having so many quality options that Rohr can no longer afford making very late substitutions.
If a player like Dessers can come in from about 60 minutes to replace Moses Simon (for example), he would still have enough time to make a meaningful impact.
To be clear, Dessers has a lot to offer, it is up to Rohr to determine how the deadly striker will deliver.