Crotone manager Giovanni Stroppa has heaped plaudits on Simy Nwankwo after the Nigerian netted a hat-trick in Friday’s 3-0 home win against Benevento, reports Completesports.com.
Nwankwo goals secured the Pythagoreans’ first win since the restart of Serie B after three consecutive draws.
The 28-year-old scored twice in the opening 20 minutes and fired home the third goal in the 70th minute.
He was later replaced by Samuel Armenteros nine minutes from time.
“I think he [Simy] could count this so much as a test, given his physicality, he probably did more for the team than others,” Stroppa told the media after the match.
“In this game, beyond the goals, he put in place an important performance in both halves, both in the offensive and in the defensive. I believe that in general, the whole team worked very well and the result repays us for the work done.
“Certainly, the last three games before this shout…
Source: Complete Sports