during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Nigeria vs Zambia on October 7th 2017 at Godswill Akpabio Stadium ©Kabiru Abubakar/fotodezamora
Super Eagles’ attacker, Alex Iwobi has said he’s fully ready to lead Nigeria to World Cup glory in Russia because he has profited a lot from training and playing with world-class footballers in Arsenal, reports.
The Gunners star, who scored the all-important goal that took the Eagles to Russia against Zambia, told that he almost cried afterward, positing that it was a dream come true for him.
“It’s difficult to describe, as the feeling was crazy,” Iwobi told the June edition of
FourFourTwo Magazine.
“I remember looking at the crowd and seeing my parents jumping – I almost cried, it was emotional.
“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,” Iwobi said.
The 21- year-old further added that he has come of age and will deliver for the country when it matters most in Russia.
“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 Arsenal is very high, so I’m preparing in a good way.
“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 feel like I can do well,” Iwobi concluded.