Crotone striker Simy Nwankwo remains optimistic that the club will turn things around and survive this season.
The Serie A club has struggled to do well and currently sit at the bottom of the log.
With only three wins from their first 22 league games, Crotone is one of the clubs who are facing the possibility of being relegated to Serie B at the end of this campaign.
Nwankwo has been the club’s best striker this season having scored seven league goals in seven appearances. Speaking to the media, the 28-year-old said he is hopeful that they will turn things around as the season continues.
He also believes the hard work put in by the rest of the squad shows their determination and focus in their quest for survival.
“Our chances are very bright, we just have to continue believing in the good work we are doing as we’ve been playing good football not minding our limitations we keep faith in our games. So, I am very positive we will finish the season well.”
He continued to say that the rise of the Covid19 virus affected some of the aspects of their game, but everyone had no choice, but to adapt and move forward.
“Last year was really difficult with all the strange and unwanted happenings around the globe. Loss of lives and everything, then playing football in empty stadiums. It really was a tough year but we can only hope on coming out stronger,” he added.
The Nigerian international concluded by saying that the Italian Serie A remains a competitive league and has been a massive test for him with plenty of world-class players plying their trade in the league.
Before moving to Italy, the forward spent five years in the Portuguese Primeira Liga where he turned out for Portimonense and Gil Vicente.
He moved to Crotone in July 2016 after the club gained promotion to Serie A. He has netted 51 goals in 133 league appearances for the Italian outfit.
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