Pink-hot Nwankwo plotting Spezia upset after celebrating Crotone milestone |


The Nigerian loved a private landmark scoring twice towards Napoli, however he’s already considering of how you can beat the Little Eagles

Simeon Nwankwo selected to stay up for Saturday’s Italian top-flight showdown with Spezia reasonably than have fun his particular person milestone as a Crotone participant.

The Nigeria worldwide beat goalkeeper Alex Meret twice, though the Pythagoreans bowed 4-3 to Napoli throughout their final Serie A encounter on the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

It was Serse Cosmi’s males’s third defeat on the bounce, albeit, the seven-goal thriller was an opportunity for the 28-year-old to attain his one hundred and fiftieth objective for the Stadio Ezio Scida giants.

To him, reaching that feat stays ‘a supply of satisfaction’ since becoming a member of the Italian elite division outfit from Portuguese facet Gil Vicente 5 years in the past.

Nonetheless, he’s extra involved about serving to his staff iron their deficiencies towards Vincenzo Italiano’s facet of their subsequent league outing.

“I do not like to talk on a private stage as you understand,” Nwankwo informed the membership web site.

“150 video games sporting this shirt are a supply of satisfaction for me and I’m very pleased with what has been achieved in these 5 years, from the primary day I arrived I felt the love and love of everybody.

“Making three targets at house to Napoli is loads of stuff however ultimately it didn’t assist as a result of it was necessary to attain factors. We now have to boost our heads and maintain pedalling.

“It will likely be a direct conflict [versus Spezia], now we have to place all the things on the pitch as a result of it’s a race that may give us a lot.”

After 20 matches performed thus far within the 2020-21 season, Crotone sit on the base of the desk having accrued 15 factors. Because it stands, they appear destined for demotion on the finish of the present marketing campaign.

For Spezia, they occupy sixteenth place with 29 factors from the identical variety of outings and are seven factors above the drop zone.

Win or lose, Nwankwo could be hoping to proceed on his spectacular goalscoring kind. He has scored eight targets in his final six outings for his facet to take his tally to fifteen thus far.

Total, he’s the joint-fourth main scorer in Serie A alongside Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan).


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