Cremonese striker Cyriel Dessers has declared that the Italian Serie A is tougher and more difficult than the Dutch Eredivisie and the Belgian First Division A.
The 27 year old scored 36 goals and with ten assists in 93 Eredivisie matches, and won the top goalscorer award in 2020 while playing for lowly Heracles, but his predatory instincts seem to have waned since he moved to the Italian championship.
Dessers said, “The (Italian) championship is difficult, harder than the Dutch and Belgian ones. But I knew that. Even for me, arriving in a newly promoted club from a club used to fighting for the title, it will not be easy.”
Dessers who emerged as last year’s Europa Conference League top goalscorer with ten goals, is however banking on his past experiences to help end his barren run in front of goal.
“I haven’t scored yet, but I went close to Rome and with Sassuolo,” he continued. “Now I must start scoring in Serie A. I am an expert when it comes to playing the opponent’s penalty box. I showed this in the match with Roma, where I put pressure on their centre-backs and fought hard to win aerial duels.”
The Nigerian international is expected to lead the attack of Cremonese against Lazio on Sunday and hopes to break his goal duck vs the capital city side, for his club’s first win of the campaign: “Lazio are strong, but now we are more solid in defense, and if we improve even in attack, we can give the first joy to our fans at Zini.”