‘Simy’ Seeks Serie A Survival Against Lazio


Crotone of Italy striker, Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo will be all out this weekend to help his side scape relegation from the Serie A, but the task will have to be achieved against SS Lazio.

‘Simy’ is facing ejection from the Italian top-flight with his modest side, but the youngster says he is happy with the experience he has gained playing among the elite and praised Serie A as one of the best leagues in the world and has brought the best out of him.

The former Portimonense of Portugal attacker, who has been in scintillating form for Crotone in recent weeks, further praised the tactical and technical abilities of the league, saying only the toughest can survive in the league.

Simy said he has already enjoyed the season, despite the fact that Crotone will be looking to finally beat the drop when they host third-placed Lazio on Saturday, needing a win to successful ensure they stay another season in the top flight.

When quizzed about his experience in both the Portuguese league and the Italian league, the 26-year-old said he can’t completely forget the Portuguese league because it taught him the basics of football.

“Yeah, both are two different leagues; Portugal was a beautiful experience where I went through my football education and now Italy- developing my tactical awareness so I can only be happy for both experiences.

“Serie A is a very tough and exciting league, tactically one of the best, if not the best in the world. Playing in it has made me a fantastic player on and off the ball.

“I think technical improvements can happen in different ways depending on how your team plays and what role you’re given; but as a striker, it’s all about scoring goals and playing up front where you have little space in and out of the box.

“Your first touch becomes very important as it creates space for you and you can finish with ease,” Simy said.


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