Futbalgalore.com.ng writes a detailed scout report about 25-year-old Super Eagles and Nantes’ winger, Moses Simon.
One player who has kept everyone entertained is Nantes’ winger Moses Simon.
Moses Simon is one of the most exciting African players in the Ligue 1. A Nigerian international, the pacey winger is highly rated by club and country.
Pace & Acceleration
One of Simon’s main weapons is his electric burst of speed and frightening turn of pace. Raw and unrefined, there is a frenetic, almost roadrunner style, about the way he tears up and down the flank and is part of what makes him both so enjoyable to watch and so difficult to defend against.
Typically hugging the left touchline and giving Nantes plenty of width, Simon’s fleet of foot helps stretch the opposition by either isolating the full back or getting in behind the defence.
Skill & Inventiveness
The Super Eagles star possesses a dazzling array of tricks and the confidence to pull them off. While Simon averages a good, if not outstanding, dribbles per 90, he has the fearlessness and bravado to use his potent mix of pace and skill to take on opponents and, more often than not, beat them.
An introvert personality and something of a joker off the field, this joie de vivre and irreverence is reflecting by his dribbling style and character on the pitch too. Simon loves to entertain the crowd and find creative solutions to break down opposition defences.
Far from being just a speed and skill merchant, Simon boasts an excellent crossing ability from wide areas. Hw always delivers the ball with plenty of pace and whip.
Simon possesses a potent shot from range. Indeed, he has already struck five goals this season for Nantes in the Ligue 1.
Away from the threat he poses in the final third, Simon bounding energy and enthusiasm means that he is more than happy to track back and fulfil his defensive duties. He typically makes over 2.2 tackles per game and is not afraid to go for a slide tackle.
Simon’s speed, skills and stirring style of play will be one of the highlights and another strong showing when the Ligue 1 resumes this weekend.