Levante of Spain winger, Moses Simon is thanking his outings in the Spanish La Liga for his renewed relevance in the Super Eagles at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, as he believes playing actively in one of Europe’s top leagues has improved his game and given him a new lease of life in the Nigerian national team.
After returning to the Eagles’ starting 11 for last weekend’s 3-2 win over Cameroon in the round of 16 and a second half role that saw him get an assist against South Africa in the quarter-final on Wednesday, Simon is of a view that he is making up for missing out on the Russia 2018 World Cup, and says he looks forward to greater things with Nigeria’s squad.
He went on to buttress the fact that playing in La Liga has improved him tactically and technically as a player, which he believes would always come in handy any time he is called upon to line out for Nigeria.
However, Simon admitted that his place in the Eagles’ starting line-up is not assured, as there are other good players jostling for spots with him, and says it is the coach, Gernot Rohr, who calls the shots on who plays.
The Golden Boot Soccer Academy product, who joined Levante from KAA Gent in the summer of 2018, after staring with SK Trencin of Slovakia, said he will continue giving his best in training with the Eagles, in order to impress Rohr and remain in the Nigeria’s team’s mainframe.
Simon stated: ”I feel happy to be part of the Super Eagles players and especially happy for the team.
”Spanish La Liga is one of the best leagues in the world, I am happy to be there and they have good players. To be in Spanish La Liga you have to be technically good.”