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Simon Nominated For Nantes MOTM Award In Draw At Dijon 

Simon Nominated For Nantes MOTM Award In Draw At Dijon 

Moses Simon has been nominated for Nantes Man of The Match award in their 3-3 away draw at Dijon, in Ligue 1 on Saturday, Completesports.com reports.

Simon was on target again as he drew Nantes level in the 20th minute after they went behind five minutes earlier.

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It was his fifth goal in 22 league appearances for Nantes in the current campaign.

He is up against teammates, Andrei Girotto and Kader Bamba.

On Wednesday, Simon was voted Nantes Man of The Match, in their 2-1 home loss to Paris Saint-Germain.

He scored his side’s goal in the defeat to the French reigning champions.

By James Agberebi

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  • Patrator 1 year ago

    Simon is seriously blazing for Nantes but his performances of late for National team hasn’t been this topnotch, what could be the reason behind this?
    He’s got that beast in him right from time but seems to have deteriorated in some kind of ways for super eagles….Anyways, Bro Simon, we super eagles fans really do love u and we would love to see you put up your type of club performances as well in the national team, God gat your back bro, fire on!
    #Team9jaStrong 100%

    • Lord AMO 1 year ago

      He’s playing a different role for nantes than what oga rohr asks of him.  At nantes he gets to be inside the 18 a lot more while rohr virtually has him playing as a pseudo wingback with an eye on the defensive shape of the team rather than attacking.  At nantes he gets deployed as a center forward on occasion, which is where he’s started from in the past two league games.  In truth his dribbling success is about the same at both nantes and in the national team but when you touch the ball inside the box more, you become more productive without the need to necessarily dribble

      • Dr. Drey 1 year ago

        Your right @ Amo

        Of late Moses is usually saddled with more defensive responsibilities in the SE, providing more defensive cover and tactical balance for the SE especially when we are playing stronger opponents or playing away.

        Since we seem to have an avalanche of wing forwards at the moment, it’s a way the gaffer has decided to exploit other comparative abilities and advantages each of those wing forwards have over one another.

        For those who play or have played football, you’ll understand how difficult it is attempting dribbles when you’ve been running the channels from defense to attack all through the game, unlike during the 1st half of Rohr’s tenure (circa 2018 WC) when Simon was often deployed in the attack with little or no defensive responsibilities.

        At Nantes, he’s been delayed centrally in attack for almost half a dozen games now and he’s really proving his versatility by weighing in goals in almost every match. While his takeons, dribbles and assists too have been as regular as snow during winter.

        So it’s more of a function of tactical discipline rather than innate ability that Simon doesn’t dribble as much as before in the SE.

    • Ikeben 1 year ago

      I don’t agree that his performance for the national team is not that top notch. This is because the stats says otherwise. He had 2 assists in Afcon and also against Brazil was the brain behind the Aribo’s goal, that is another assists.

      For me any winger or wing back doing his defensive duties and also providing Assits for his team is doing well. The problem is Nigerians judge players mainly by drbbling ability. Which he doesn’t do so much again like Chukwueze, or Kalu. But yet he gets his job done. Makes vital crosses into the danger zone.

  • Collins id 1 year ago

    Well said my bro. The simon of holiseh was very dangerous in an eagle jearsey i remember nigeria swaziland also cameroun frendlies in belgium he was very offensive in attack that i was banking on him to discharge victor moses(bcos dat one chakara too much) I hope he his coming back to that level. Eagles jearseys are mearnt for geniuse God bless Naija

  • BigD 1 year ago

    Moses Simon does as well as any of our left wingers. I did a stat analysis of our left wingers yesterday, this is what I found:

    Super Eagles left wingers:
    Onyekuru 11Matches, 1Goal 1Assist a goal contribution every 5.5 matches (1:142 mins)
    Simon 30M 4G 5A goal contribution every 3.3 games (1:174 mins)
    Kalu 12M 2G 3A goal every 2.4 matches (1:143mins)
    Musa 87m 14G, 12A GC every 3.3 matches (1:197 mins)

    He competes favourably on the left wing in the Super Eagles.
    However, comparing him with Onyekuru who struggled in the same league as him (French League) and Musa who does not have his stats even in a less competitive League: Saudi Arabia and Lookman who cannot even get a game this season