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Simon Nominated For Nantes MOTM Award After Win At Marseille 

Simon Nominated For Nantes MOTM Award After Win At Marseille 

Super Eagles was nominated for Nantes Man of The Match award following his impressive performance in their 3-1 away win against Marseille, Completesports.com reports.

Nantes made the announcement on their verified Twitter handle with the club fans expected to cast their votes.

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Simon was nominated alongside goal scorers in the win against Marseille Kader Bamba and Anthony Limbombe.

Going into the game, Nantes had been winless in their last six matches, losing four and drawing two.

Simon who has been in superb form for Nantes since his loan move from Levante, has won two of the Ligue 1 club’s last three Man of The Match awards.

He got the award in the 2-1 home defeat to Paris Saint-Germain and was again handed the award in the 3-3 draw at Dijon.

The win against Marseille saw Nantes now occupy 10th position on 37 points in the league table.

Also, they are now four points away from fourth spot which is the Europa League position.

By James Agberebi 

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  • _ Simon – Living the Dream _

    To be nominated for Man of the Match without registering a goal to his name only goes to show how effective Moses Simon has become as a Forward.

    It is now beyond doubt: the former Ajax youth player can now fight for a place in the Super Eagles centre forward position having played well for his club in this position several times this season

    Moses Simon is an asset to the Super Eagles. He can play as a winger, left wingback, left full back and – as already mentioned – a centre forward, which makes him arguably the most versatile player in the team.

    Whilst in Levante, Simon struggled to get into the team and also struggled to hit the headlines with scintillating performances as he currently churns out.

    Speaking recently, the 23 year old said: “I am more relaxed and settled at Nantes, no pressure.

    I am also playing to my full potentials because here I am a very offensive winger.”

    I agree; indeed the winger is fulfilling all the promise his performances at Gent suggested he can produce which attracted interest from Liverpool at the time before going to Spain.

    “At Levante, I had to fall back to help out in the defence.” said Simon.

    “Now, I am a winger in a 4-3-3 formation as against the 3-5-2 we played in Spain. And so the goals and assists are coming now.”

    Now that Moses Simon has added centre forward skillset to his toolkit, expect more goals and wonderful performances from this Frontman for club and country in games to come.

    • Lord AMO 4 years ago

      You and I both know how Rohr will use him.  Not saying its wrong but in the eagles set-up, Simon is who gives the team the defensive balance out on the wing.  This seems to stymie his offensive play

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