Dessers completed a permanent transfer to Cremonese from Belgian side KRC Genk this summer on a five-year deal after impressing at both Genk and Dutch Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven.
La Marca disappointed in Cyriel Dessers after barren Cremonese start
Super Eagles striker Cyriel Dessers has come under fire for his performance so far in the Italian Serie A at new club Cremonese.
The 27-year-old forward was the highest goalscorer of the inaugural UEFA Europa Conference League, scoring 10 goals in 13 matches for PSV during the 2021/22 edition.
However, Dessers has failed to hit the ground running at Cremonese, with the Super Eagles striker yet to open his goalscoring account for the newly-promoted side.
I expected more from Cyriel Dessers - La Marca
Reacting to this, Italian journalist Domenico La Marca has expressed his dissatisfaction with the Nigerian international for having failed to score so far for Cremonese.
La Marca, who is also a lawyer, revealed that he has been following Dessers' career since he was at Dutch side Heracles Almelo during the 2019/20 season.
As reported by Italian news outlet Area Napoli, La Marca said: "Honestly, I expected more from Cyriel Dessers, a forward I have followed since who played in Heracles Almelo, who I believe may be the technical leader of a Cremonese who needs his goals.”
La Marca alluded to Dessers' technical ability as one of the features which the former Genk striker could deploy to the benefit of his new employers.
Dessers ended an eight-match goalless run on Friday night when he scored for the Super Eagles in a friendly match against the home-based Algerian national team.
The 27-year-old forward last scored in the colours of Genk, where he scored three (3) goals in his first four matches of the season in the Belgian Pro League.