"Why I Snubbed England To Play For Nigeria" – Super Eagles Midfielder Alex Iwobi

Date: 20-05-2024 9:17 pm (1 month ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
- at 20-05-2024 09:17 PM (1 month ago)

Nigerian midfielder Alex Iwobi has explained why he snubbed England to play for the West African giants at senior level.

Iwobi, a former Arsenal star, graduated from Arsenal youth team and played for England at U16, U17, and U18 levels before becoming cap-tied to Nigeria.

He played his competitive debut against Egypt in an African Cup of Nations qualifier on March 25, 2016.

The midfielder, who played for Everton before moving to Fulham last summer, revealed that although he was well treated by the English Football Association, he chose to play for the Super Eagles due to his Nigerian heritage.

“I wouldn’t say I have any regrets. I’d like to say I respected England, they gave me a lot of opportunities and I was able to do them proud,” he said in an interview with Hotsports Nigeria.

“But I feel more at home with Nigeria. I feel this is where I’m at home and where I represent, like my family, everyone. I’ve grown up in a Nigerian culture so I’d say that I have no regrets picking Nigeria over England

“I’ve been here for a while now and I’m familiar with the team. Even from the first time I came here they always made me feel welcome.

“I’m always enjoying myself not just when we are playing matches but in training. In the camp it’s like one big family so it makes it easier for me to express myself and join in.

“I’m enjoying my time and hopefully there’s more years to come as well.”

Posted: at 20-05-2024 09:17 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- fineboy77 at 20-05-2024 09:45 PM (1 month ago)

Posted: at 20-05-2024 09:45 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 20-05-2024 10:51 PM (1 month ago)
This is not about feel comfortable you must play!!! play!! we need cup!!
Posted: at 20-05-2024 10:51 PM (1 month ago) | Grande Master
- Dopybadass at 21-05-2024 05:09 AM (1 month ago)
And you since when una come play for Nigeria, you guys have been doing well in your respective club, even lookman at Atlanta, they have been having more recognition, the same should happen to Saka at arsenal, that boy should live arsenal, and also play for Nigeria
Posted: at 21-05-2024 05:09 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac