Newly-promoted Premier League player settles for Denmark over Super Eagles

Philip Anyanwu Billing had been miffed by his snub from Denmark’s Euro 2020 squad and was reconsidering his international future

Billing, who played a significant role in Bournemouth’s return to the Premier League has featured for Denmark in a competitive game, ensuring he can’t play for another country.

The 26-year-old lanky midfielder came in as a substitute for Denmark against Austria on Monday in the UEFA Nations League, automatically sealing his international fate.

Billing was born in Denmark to a Nigerian father and a Danish mother and had turned down a chance to represent the Super Eagles in 2018. He was called up barely one year after to the Danish national team as he made his debut against Faroe Islands.

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With his stock now rising and experience now of note, he may stand a better chance with Denmark where he spent his formative years before joining Huddersfield as a youth player in 2013.

His time at Bournemouth has seen him impress with the team and also was a part of it when they sunk under Eddie Howe. Now back to the Premier League under Scott Parker, Billing may be nearing his peak level as a footballer after registering 10 goals and 10 assists in 40 games last season.