Lazio were too strong for us – Cyriel Dessers

Cyriel Dessers of US Cremonese looks on during the Serie A match between AS Roma and US Cremonese at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy on 22 August 2022. (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Super Eagles striker Cyriel Dessers thinks Cremonese’s thumping at the hands of Lazio is down to his side’s inferior quality. Although he believes that Grigiorossi will soon gain their form and start winning games.

Newly promoted Cremonese have not had the best possible start to life in the Seria A, picking just two points from a possible 21. 

Before the home loss at the hands of Lazio, the Grigiorossi had picked consecutive draws against Atalanta and Sassuolo, and they were looking to build on those results.

Unfortunately, Cremonese suffered a setback as they were ran over by a rampant Lazio at the Stadio Giovanni Zini.

Dessers and compatriot David Okereke featured in the game for Grigiorossi, but they were could not get their team firing as they fell scandanlously at home. 

Speaking after the loss, Dessers admitted that Lazio won because they were obviously better than his team. 

“Playing against Lazio was difficult, they have qualities in players like Immobile and Milinkovic, and they were too strong for us.” Dessers said as per Napoli Magazine.

Dessers started the season in blistering form at Genk, scoring three goals in three games. Before securing a €6.5million move to Cremonese last month and he is yet to find the net after seven starts in Serie A.

Nevertheless, Dessers says he is not worried about that and believes that he would break the duck soon enough.

“Being a striker, it is not easy to be on a barren streak. It is very difficult, but I do not want to continue like this.

“But I’m not just thinking about the goal, I’m also thinking about the team. I know that if I do my job for the team, the goals will come.” Dessers added.

Ahead of the international friendly against Algeria in Oran, Dessers has been called up to the  Super Eagles squad to face the Fennec Foxes later this weekend.

It will be Dessers first return to the squad since the last set of AFCON qualifiers against Sierra Leone and Sao Tome and Principe but he did not get to feature and will be hoping for more minutes against the North Africans.

This article was most recently revised and updated 6 months ago

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