Super Eagles and FC Crotone of Italy forward, Simy Nwankwo has said that playing for Nigeria has always been his dream and he won’t rule out a return to the national team ahead of Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, AOIFootball.com reports.
The lanky forward, who is yet to feature for the Super Eagles since their group stage exit at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, told AOIFootball.com exclusively that he hopes his hard work over the course of the season would earn him a return to the team.
“Playing for the Super Eagles is always a dream for me and if I’m coming back then it has to be based on how good I’m doing with my club. That’s why I’m super focused on finishing the season strongly with my team then we will see what happens for AFCON but yes I’m ready if called upon,” Simy said.
The 26-year-old further gave insights of how his season has been so far, stating that it’s been tough all round for him which has helped him improve his game.
“It’s a been a tough season but that’s the beauty of football and it’s exactly what every player needs to grow and become better, so I’m enjoying every bit of it this season,” Simy concluded.
With just four international caps to his name, the forward will hope that his goals scoring form with Crotone this season would be enough to earn him a place at the AFCON party in Egypt.