Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi is certain that his Arsenal experience has prepared him on what to expect when hostilities begin at this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Arsenal forward Iwobi is expected to be a key player for the Super Eagles of Nigeria when they take on Group D opponents Croatia, Argentina and Iceland in Russia.
Iwobi was speaking about the Super Eagles, Arsenal and Russia and many more in the June 2018 issue of FourFourTwo, In his words, he said: “The fact I’ve been training with world-class players every day has given me a bit of experience, so I’ll know what to expect in Russia. The intensity I train at with Arsenal is very high, so I’m preparing in a good way. I feel like I can do well.”
On how he felt when his lone strike against Zambia helped Nigeria secure the World Cup ticket via a 1-0 win, Iwobi said: “It’s difficult to describe, as the feeling was crazy,”
“I remember looking at the crowd and seeing my parents jumping – I almost cried, it was emotional. It was always my dream as a kid so I can’t wait to be involved. I’m looking forward to the atmosphere and wearing the colours of Nigeria.
“I would never have guessed I’d do something like that so early in my career. I had dreams about it, but the fact that my dreams came true – I can’t put into words how I felt. After the game I went to the hotel and my mum and dad were both there. Just seeing them, I almost burst into tears again.” he concluded.