Simy Nwankwo Eyes Super Eagles Return
Simy Nwankwo is targeting a return to the Super Eagles after impressing in the Italian Serie B.
The 28-year-old has made five appearances for the Super Eagles after making his debut against DR Congo in May 2018.
He was part of the team that crashed out in the first round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, where he made two substitute appearances against Croatia and Argentina.
"When I went down, I knew the risks of losing that spot that I worked so hard to get to although I didn't play more, which is perfectly understandable," Nwankwo told ESPN.
"I met a team that was already structured with one of the best African strikers at the moment - Odion Ighalo.
And it was normal, it was perfect for me to stay calm and learn and then watch how things are done. And then all of a sudden, I found myself out again, which is understandable.
"No grudges on anyone. I understand every situation because the national team of Nigeria is highly rated. So, if you want to be in the national team, you have to be in the big leagues. That I can understand.
"So now we are back up. I just have to focus, like always, on what I will do here. The only way I will get myself into the national team is about what I do here.
“This season, I've done well. That puts me in a good window to be looked into by the coaches and everybody that makes the decisions. I hope that in the future I will have my chance back again."
Nwankwo finished as the top scorer in Series B with 20 goals to help Crotone gain promotion to the Italian Serie A.