FC Nantes of France winger, Moses Simon has described as very amazing his first four months I the European nation, and says he is very happy that he has been able to settle down pretty fast, and hopes to replicate his club from with Nigeria’s national team, megasportsarena.com reports.
Speaking against the backdrop of his astonishing rain of goals in his club’s Ligue de La Coupe fixture, the crafty winger, who is on loan from Levante of Spain, said he is optimistic that his current scoring form will continue with the Super Eagles.
The ex-SK Trencin of Slovakia and AA Gent of Belgium youngster, who is still fresh from netting a hat-trick in his side’s 8-0 thrashing of Paris FC in the League Cup, said he is excited with his recall to the Eagles for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho, after missing the friendly with Brazil through injury.
After helping Nantes into the round of 32 with three goals and an assist in an 8-0 win over Paris FC, Simon told AOIFootball.com that he aims to take his current form from Nantes to the national team’s camp in the coming week.
Simon put his team ahead on 22 minutes, after regaining composure to fire home, before Thody Elie Youan then made it 2-0 on eight minutes later, and the Eagles’ star then grabbed his second of the night on the half hour mark, this time tapping home from close range.
The 24-year-old, who is expected to earn his 30th cap for Nigeria against Benin Republic, then set up Ludovic Blas for 4-0 before completing his hat-trick just before half time to put Nantes 5-0 up, and now hopes to mark his landmark appearance in the Eagles’ green-and-white colours with yet another international goal.
The pacy winger, who still cherishes of breathtaking goals against Egypt and Cameroon in action with the Eagles, posited that the teams overall success remains the biggest target for him and not personal glory, but admits he would love to be among the net bangers.
After emerging a huge revelation since completing his move to France in August, with five goals and two assists in 10 appearances across all competitions, Simon says he is happy to see Nantes sit second on the French Ligue 1 table with 19 points after 11 games.
Simon told AOIFootball.com: “It’s been an amazing season for me so far here in France; the team is doing well and I hope to also take the same form to the National team especially with the AFCON qualifiers fast approaching.
“I just have to keep doing my thing on the pitch and if given the chance I will surely give my 100% best to ensure that we begin the qualifiers on a solid note.”