Simy ‘proud’ to beat Martin’s Series A record
Super Eagles forward, Simy Nwankwo says he is thrilled to overtake compatriot, Obafemi Martins as the highest scoring Nigerian in Serie A, Orient Sports reports.
Nwankwo grabbed a brace as Crotone defeated Parma 4-3 at the Stadio Ennio Tardini on Saturday.
The 28-year-old now has 29 Serie A goals across three seasons in 77 appearances for Crotone, beating Martins’ record of 28 for most scored in the Italian top flight by a Nigerian player.
”Reaching such goals in a very difficult championship like the Italian one is nice , but I can’t be 100% happy,”he told sport.sky.it.
Despite his impressive scoring form for Crotone this season, the Calabrians are destined for relegation to Serie B and he is disappointed with their position on the table.
“The team counts. We are struggling and I can’t be happy,”he stated.
The striker has been linked with a move elsewhere after scoring 19 times in the Serie A for Serse Cosmi’s side but he is not willing to discuss his future at the moment.
“I don’t think about it . I have too much respect for my people to talk about the future , now I can’t think of anything else,” added the striker.