03.09.2020 Football News

Belgium Call Up Came To Me As A Shock - Jeremy Doku

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Jeremy Doku
LISTEN SEP 3, 2020
Jeremy Doku

Belgian born with Ghanaian descent. Jeremy Doku has said his maiden call up to the Belgian national team came to him as a shock.

The 17-year-old was invited for Belgium's upcoming games in the UEFA Nations League against Denmark and Iceland.

Doku’s call-up followed his impressive start to the Jupiler Pro League.

"I saw on Twitter that I was on the list. At the base I thought it was for the U21s then I saw that I was taken back to the A. I did not believe it. I was shocked," he said.

The player born to Ghanaian parents recently completed school, a situation he said came with a huge relief.

"I'm glad I didn't have to go to school anymore (laughs). It was very hard to combine with a full season in Core A," said Doku.

"Never. It all comes together perfectly. Now it's just the hazing. I don't know what I'm going to sing yet but it's stressful," added the winger.

Although he had dreams of representing the Red Devils at the senior level, he felt it came a bit too early.

"No, not at all. I already had my head on Germany's game with the U21s," concluded the skilful winger.

Doku's call up will end Ghana’s pursuit of the youngster.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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