Super Eagles of Nigeria forward, Moses Simon, has slammed critics who question his end products after dribbling past defenders.
Simon was one of the Super Eagles’ best players against the Pharaohs of Egypt in their first group fixture at the ongoing AFCON in Cameroon. He was on the left flank and he provided the cross that gave the team the only goal of the match.
Despite his performance, the Nantes attacker was criticized for lack of clinical finishing in the attack of the team. Simon, in his 45 games for Nigeria has always been a target of critics who opine that he lacks good end product in the attack, poor crosses, and inability to finish great scoring chances.
While defending himself, the-26-year-old former Levante player claimed he is not Ronaldo or Messi but he will always give his best in the national team jersey. In his words: “I’m not Ronaldo or Messi, and I’m not perfect, but we will always assist the team.”
The left-wing attacker, however, hoped he would be able to score a goal or make an assist against the Sudanese national team later today. The ongoing AFCON in Cameroon is Simon’s second appearance at the tournament as he was part of the team that won bronze in Egypt in 2019.
After being linked with Liverpool and Tottenham, Simon went on trials at Ajax in 2013 but he was later signed by As Trencin. From there he moved to Gent in 2015, Levante in 2018, and Nantes in 2019. He also received his first call up into the Super Eagles in 2015 under Daniel Amokachi and he has been a regular face in the team since then. He missed the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia due to injury.