“To Get Super Eagle Call Up Simy Nwankwo Must Leave Crotone” – Rohr
With only Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of him in scorer’s chat of the Italian top flight this term, many have called for Simy Nwankwo’s return to the Super Eagles but the gaffer insisted the only way for him back is to leave Crotone.
With 19 league goals to his credit this season, the 28-year-old is one of the most in-form attackers in Europe and joins the list of players many wants to see leading the Super Eagles attack.
Despite his impressive form, he hasn’t gotten a chance to represent Nigeria since the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia where he was named in the squad on the back of his impressive showing for Crotone and while speaking to Europa Calcio, Rohr said:
“I know Simy very well, it was me who called him for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He performed well at that competition, after which he played for some time in the Italian Serie B. I have never forgotten about him and have always observed him, not just now that he is doing so well.”
“However, the competition is huge because we have Osimhen from Napoli, Iheanacho from Leicester and Onuauchu from Genk who is very similar to Simy in terms of features and physical structure. Without forgetting Sadiq and Ighalo.
“So it is very difficult to be part of the Nigeria attack, we have very good players. As I said before, I have never stopped following his performances, but I believe that next year he must go and play in a club and in a team that is stronger than Crotone.
“It will not be equally easy, but he would already have a better chance of returning to the national team.”