Interview Samir Nabi

SAMIR NABI

Personal Details

Club:
Hereford FC
Full Name:
Samir Nabi
Nationality:
English
Pakistani
Date of Birth:
16-12-1996
Place of birth:
Birmingham
Position:
Midfield
Shirt number:
21

Career

2016
Delhi Dynamos FC
2017-2018
Carlisle United FC
2018-2019
Torquay United FC
2019 (on loan)
Halesowen Town FC
2020
Kidderminster Harriers FC
2020-
Hereford FC

Interview

Hello Samir, can you tell us a bit about yourself ?

My name is Samir Nabi and I currently playing for Hereford FC.

What are your specific qualities as a football player?

I’m a ball playing midfielder who can create opportunities and score goals. I break things down more with interceptions than tackles.

Samir, you started your football career by West Bromwich Albion.  And there you was the top scorer for West Bromwich Albion’s under-21 side in the 2015–16 season, scoring 6 goals in 18 appearances. How did you experienced the youth competitions?

Yeah I was always one of the players who liked to get involved with the goals whether it was scoring them or assisting them. In that season I think I ended up with plus 12 goals. My youth experiences were good, always enjoyed the competition of playing against other big clubs and trying to stand out.

After your time by West Bromwich Albion, you joined in September 2016 Indian Super League club Odisha FC (before Delhi Dynamos FC). Why did you chose for India ?

I chose Delhi dynamos because my brother went on loan the season before and he come back with good comments and when they came with interest I thought to just get something sorted and it sounded like a great experience.

Samir, after not playing a match, you returned to England on 24 March 2017, signing with Carlisle United FC for the rest of the EFL League Two season. How did you feel about the likelihood of yourself being given a chance?

I knew it wasn’t too high of a chance with it being so late in the season but I came in fit and ready and enjoyed the rest of that season. I was always ready and felt I could’ve got more game time.

You made your debut for Carlisle United FC on 1 April 2017 in a 2-0 win at Yeovil Town FC. How important was that moment for you ?

It was a nice moment to get my debut but nothing I was surprised about. I was sharp and the manager seemed impressed with me. I enjoyed the game and should’ve scored.

On 30 June 2018, you signed for National League South side Torquay United FC. Did you noticed a lot of difference between these clubs?

There wasn’t that much of a difference in terms of standard of game play, only little things off the pitch. It was just a thing of trying to stay fit and play but struggled with injury.

In May 2019, you and your younger brother Rahis Nabi were called up for Pakistan’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Cambodia. What was it like to join the national football team of Pakistan ?

It was a crazy experience playing for Pakistan, we were always thinking about it and especially in the game like that. We genuinely felt we could get the victory but wasn’t meant to be.

Samir, what is the craziest thing you’ve ever experienced in a match?

I don’t know what the craziest moment is but I have experienced crazy things like the game stopping because of an animal coming on the pitch and because of fans coming on and running around mad.

And what are your targets for this season?

To just enjoy my football and stay injury free for as long as possible. Want to play as much as I can and hopefully score some goals to contribute.



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