Cyriel Dessers can’t hide his excitement after netting a brace in Feyenoord Rotterdam’s 3-2 home win against Marseille in the first leg of their Europa Conference League semi-final clash on Thursday night, reports Completesports.com.
Dessers opened scoring for the home team on 18 minutes firing a low shot past Steve Mandanda.
The Nigeria international then capitalised on Ćaleta-Car’s terrible back pass to score the winning goal few seconds after the break.
“Maybe I’m not such a bad striker after all, hey”, Dessers told Sporza after the game.
“Ah, it’s a nice side effect, that’s all.”
“It went in all directions, but it was fantastic to play this match. As a child you dream of being able to play in full stadiums. The feeling of scoring in such matches is almost indescribable. And I do twice tonight, in an important semi-final against Olympique Marseille .”
“We have stayed true to our style and we have not collapsed, we have been doing it like that all season. We know that there is a high risk factor behind that, but it also pays off.
“We have been able to force Marseille to make mistakes. were not great, but you feel that that flash can come to them at any time,” concludes Dessers .
The 27-year-old, who is loan at Feyenoord from Belgian Pro League outfit Club Brugge is now the top scorer in the competition 10 goals.
The Nigeria international has also been nominated for the Europa Conference League Player of the Week award.
Dessers will battle teammate Luis Sinisterra as well as Leicester City’s Ademola Lookman and Lorenzo Pellegrini of AS Roma for the individual prize.
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