Billing explain how iwobi ask him playing for Nigeria
Deadline day signing Alex Iwobi started the match for Marco Silva’s side and wasn’t able to affect the result, but did try to have an influence on one opposition player in another way.
Billing, a Denmark international, was subject to a number of rumours over a possible switch to Nigeria.
During Bournemouth’s 3-1 victory against Iwobi’s side Everton last month, the 23-year-old explained how the Super Eagles star approached him to change his allegiance.
“It wasn’t until when we [Bournemouth] were going to play against Everton a couple of weeks ago when Alex Iwobi asked if I might be interested in coming and playing for Nigeria,” Billing told Media
“He said the coach had asked me. It was the first time I heard anything concrete myself.
“It’s a pat on the back that another country would like you to play for them. I just take that as a shrug and proof that you are doing well.