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Simy: Don’t Judge Eagles By Friendlies’ Results; I’ll Seize My World Cup Opportunity

Simy: Don’t Judge Eagles By Friendlies’ Results; I’ll Seize My World Cup Opportunity

By Sab Ekeh in Austria:

Crotone of Italy striker Simeon ‘Simy’ Nwankwo has praised the sporit in the Super Eagles camp while staying confindent that the team will overcome recent friendly results to excel at the Russia 2018 World Cup, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

The Super Eagles lost to England and Czech Republic in their final two World Cup friendlies after having drawn with Democratic Republic of Congo and lost to Serbia.

Simy, who gatecrashed into the Super Eagles World Cupsquad after only becoming a player of interest earlier this year, told CSN in an exclusive interview in Austria that he will make the best use of the opportunity handed him by coach Gernot Rohr.

“The spirit in camp is awesome and I can’t wait to seize this rare opportunity to play at the biggest stage in Russia,” Simy told CSN.

On the team’s preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Simy added that the team should not be judged by the results in the friendlies played.

“We have learnt from the games we played and I believe we won’t make those mistakes when the World Cup begins,” he explained.

“We know what is at stake and how Nigerians hope we start on a good note.

“Croatia will be tough but we know how to approach the game.”

Nwankwo scored seven goals in the Italian Serie A for Crotone who got relegated to the Serie B.

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  • Zamzee 3 years ago

    dats is a man wit high spirit,he is ready 2 fyt,i gues rorh shud use him as a starte compare to fumble igahlo.

  • I hope he’d be given chance to play in World cup

  • kunle 3 years ago

    Nigeria s performance depends largely on the following players:Uzoho Ekong Balogun Ndidi Mikel Moses Iwobi and Ighalo.Just only if thy can raise their game!!!!

    • Haymaker 3 years ago

      You just listed almost the while team bro. I thought you were going to mention two or three players.

      For me, two major problems in the team are the lack of a dependable left back or left wing back in the mold of Babayaro and Taye Taiwo from previous years; and the fact that Rohr is over respecting Mikel, thus playing him out of position.

      Mikel shouldn’t be treated like a king in that team. I feel he is redundant when he plays behind the striker like he did against England in the first half. If he can no longer fight for the ball and help the team in central midfield, then the bench is where he ought to be. I’d pick Ndidi, Iwobi and Etebo before him in our midfield.

  • kunlebass 3 years ago

    Uzoho balogun ekong ndidi Mikel etebo moses iwobi and ighalo are the players who will definitely determine Nigeria s performance at the world cup in Russia.

    • I hope they will bcos the hyping is much. Olamide and Phyno already sang a song for them…..pls bring the world cup home.

  • Jensen Josh 3 years ago

    This team going to the world cup… with what have have seen so far I don’t think we can come out with a point.
    They can only succeed if they play good football

  • Edoman 3 years ago

    With Ighalo, who don’t know how to score a goal and yet he seemed to have a God father who do his biddings and pushing him to be there on the fray, Nigeria wont come out from the group stage. Bini/Edo oracle has already predicted it. l am sorry to be spoiling your expirations. Ighalo No. Simy Nwankwo Yes. Better believe me.

  • @Edoman Simy played again Congo and Czech republic,how many goal did he score? How he is better than Ighalo i don’t know ?besides you are not the coach who is training them every day. For your information he is not in Ighalo shoe if we want to be fair just that Nigeria fans quickly forget things.Also if he is better let the coach decide that and let me also tell you that you will be disappointed when super eagles eventually made it out of that group but I will advise you to better stay off the team or get behind them.Thank you.

  • Edoman 3 years ago

    @tayo. Tell the readers, how many goals Mr. Ighalo have scored as a Stricker for the supper Eagle during this whole processes and you still believe that all of a sudden he will start scoring goals like our young Iwobi and thereby save the team from coming home earlier ?. Come on, be realistic. Simy have not even been given full cap yet and you expect him to score even more goals than Ighalo who been playing for ever with one goal to show for his beautiful name. All we are s a y I n g , give Simy a c h a n c e. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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