Crotone of Italy striker, Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo (Simy) has added his voice to forecasts of Saturday’s international friendly between Nigeria and England, with a view that the Super Eagles’ array of English Premier League players could make a difference for the visitors.
The 26-year-old striker, who earned his first cap against DR Congo on Monday, is hoping to earn his second when Nigeria takes on England at Wembley on Saturday afternoon.
Though he admits England will come tough, considering they also have their fair share of top stars and will be at home at Wembley Stadium, the former Portugal-based lanky lad says it will be an exciting game between two sides aiming to make a statement.
He further stated that the game will offer the Eagles an opportunity to showcase their strength ahead of the World Cup which kicks off in 14 days.
‘Simy’ stressed that, though the game will be tough, he believes Nigeria has what it takes to put up a good showing against the former world champions.
“For me, the England game is just another opportunity for us to continue our preparations towards the World Cup and keep improving as individuals and as a team. Hopefully, we will get one over them on Saturday.
“The game will be a difficult one because they parade some of the best legs in the English Premier League, but we also have guys who have played there and are still playing their so we will put up a good fight and come out with a victory,” Simy concluded.