- Antonio Conte tells his players to watch out for Simy Nwankwo when Inter Milan visit Crotone
- The visitors will be aiming to seal claim the Serie A title with a victory away from home
- However, they will count on Atalanta to lose at Sassuolo before they can be crowned champions even if they win today
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Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte has told his players to watch out Nigerian star Simy Nwankwo when they face Crotone in a potential title-winning match on Saturday, May 1.
As it stands, Inter are top of the table with 79 points after 33 matches - nin points better than second-place Atalanta on the log.
And the Nerazzurri could be crowned champions if they beat The Pythagoreans at the Stadio Ezio Scida this weekend while they hope Atalanta lose their own match away at Sassuolo on Sunday.
The former Juventus and Chelsea handler has now told his players to be wary of the Super Eagles star who is fighting to help his team avoid relegation by the end of this campaign.
Complete Sport quoting Conte during his press conference for the match said:
“My players know we’ll have to play like Inter come Saturday. If we go there thinking we can take the game lightly, we will be in for a nasty surprise.
“We respect Crotone and what they are doing, they will be motivated especially with Simy as their striker and would want to prove they deserve to remain in the Serie A.”
The 28-year-old has 15 goals in 19 Italian League games since the start of the year and only by Robert Lewandowski (19 goals in 14 games), Lionel Messi (19 goals in 17) and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Andre Silva (16 goals in 17) have better stats than the Nigerian in Europe’s top five leagues.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian star Kelechi Iheanacho helped Leicester City salvage a point for themselves in their Premier League 1-1 draw against Southampton earlier this weekend.
The 24-year-old provided the assist for Jonny Evans' 68th-minute goal at St Mary's Stadium to stretch their unbeaten run in the league to three games.
His recent performance has now positioned him as the most resurgent player in the Premier League in the last six games - taking over from Tottenham Hotspur legend Harry Kane.