Crotone of Italy new kid on the block, Siemen Tochukwu Nwankwo (Simy) has declared himself ready for national team action, and says he would give his very best if selected to play for the Super Eagles at this year’s World Cup.
Now that the youngster has shot into the picture of an Eagles’ call-up, ‘Simy’ says he is quite excited and believes he would be able to cope under any situation in the Nigerian squad to Russia 2018, having grown in leaps and bounds since his debut in Serie A with Crotone.
Now that he is on surge of goals, which has seen him Nwankwo has declared that he’s fully ready to be part of the Super Eagles’ squad if given the chance by Coach Gernot Rohr in the upcoming fixture against DR Congo next month.
‘Simy’ has suddenly shot himself into the Eagles’ radar with impressive performances for the Serie A strugglers, with five goals in his last five fixtures, to propel his side to safety.
Nwankwo has now scored in all of his last three starts for Crotone as they maintain a solid chance of escaping relegation to the Serie B.
The 25-year-old attacker also played down his early season struggles, saying his lack of playing time was responsible for it and, following his two goals against Sassuolo, he is now looking forward to an opportunity with the Eagles.
“I’m ready for the national team if given the opportunity. I have been focusing solely on doing well for my team and getting them out of relegation which we have almost achieved.
“Playing for Nigeria will obviously be an amazing feeling but like I said, only the coach can decide that, but if invited, I will give my best for the country.
“At the beginning, I was not starting regularly and the team was struggling generally, but now I’m delighted with the run of games and I believe I’m making good use of the opportunity and I hope to keep getting better,” Simy concluded.