One of Nigeria’s hottest legs in Europe currently, Simeon Nwankwo has declared that he’s fully ready to be part of the Super Eagles’ squad if given the chance by Coach Gernot Rohr in the upcoming fixture against DR Congo next month.
The Crotone of Italy striker has suddenly shot himself into the national team radar with a series of impressive performances for Serie A strugglers Crotone, scoring five goals in his last five fixtures to propel his side to safety.
He told AOIFootball.com in an exclusive interview shortly after his two-goal heroics against Sassuolo, that he’s now looking forward to national team opportunity.
“I’m ready for the national team if given the opportunity. I have been focusing solely on doing well for my team and getting them out of relegation which we have almost achieved.
“Playing for Nigeria will obviously be an amazing feeling but like I said, only the coach can decide that, but if invited, I will give my best for the country,” Simy said.
The 25-year-old attacker further played down his early season struggles, saying his lack of playing time was responsible for it.
“At the beginning, I was not starting regularly and the team was struggling generally, but now I’m delighted with the run of games and I believe I’m making good use of the opportunity and I hope to keep getting better,” Simy concluded.
Nwankwo has now scored in all of his last three starts for Crotone as they maintain a solid chance of escaping relegation to the Serie B.