Crotone of Italy striker, Simy Nwankwo has said he will continue to push for a return to the Super Eagles despite being overlooked for next month’s doubleheader friendlies against Ivory Coast and Tunisia, AOIFootball.com reports.
The 28-year-old was conspicuously missing from the 25-man list released by Eagles gaffer Gernot Rohr on Monday, but despite the snub, the lanky forward remains adamant that he has a future with the Super Eagles.
“Playing in the national team is always a dream and something I’m looking forward to just like any other Nigerian.
“But like always, I focus on things I can control which is playing well for my club and then coming back to Eagles deservingly as I did in 2018 and now even more prepared and experienced,” Simy said.
The former Gil Vicente of Portugal forward was arguably one of the standout attackers the country had last season as he finished with the best goal involvement of any Nigerian attacker in Europe- 24 (20 goals, 4 assists) and was also crowned the highest goal scorer in the Serie B after he led Crotone back to the Italian top flight.
Those goals were however not enough to convince Rohr who did speak highly of the attacker a few months ago with the Franco-German instead handing a return to Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho.