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Bournemouth midfielder Billing reveals Iwobi Nigeria chat

Bournemouth's Danish midfielder Philip Billing has revealed how he was asked about representing Nigeria by Everton star Alex Iwobi.

Billing, who is of Nigerian descent, has represented Denmark at under-19 and under-21 level but has yet to win a senior cap for the nation.

He told BT: “It wasn't until when we (Cherries) 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.

"He said the coach had asked me. It was the first time I heard anything concrete myself."

He added: "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.

“It would feel strange to have to play for Nigeria, even though my father is from there.

“I am half Nigerian and I feel that way too but I was born and raised in Denmark. My mother is Danish and my sister is Danish, so it would feel strange to have to play for Nigeria."

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