Super Eagles’ Head Coach Gernot Rohr has confirmed Crotone of Italy striker Simmy Nwankwo will be one of his three attackers going into the World Cup after admitting he has been impressed by his style of play since joining up with the team in Uyo last month.
The Franco-GermaN, who made this admission during his post-match conference after the Eagles fell 2-1 to England at the Wembley Stadium, further added that Simy gives the team a whole new dimension and will slog it out with Ighalo and Iheanacho for who leads the attack in Russia.
“Today, we played Ighalo and he was amazing upfront with his style of play. Last week in Port Harcourt we played Simy and saw what he can offer to the team. He played 90 minutes against Congo but today I decided to bring Musa also in that position.
“Simy is a good striker and offers us another kind of dimension going forward, so I can say he will be with the team to Russia as he will join Ighalo and Iheanacho as our strikers going at the World Cup,” Rohr concluded.
Simy made a late push into the national team after a series of eye-catching performances towards the end of the Serie A season where he scored 7 times in his last 10 outings. He will now hope to use the World Cup to lunch his Super Eagles career.
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