Everton star Alex Iwobi says he learned a lot from former Super Eagles Captain John Mike Obi during his time with the national team.
Since making his debut for the national team in October 2015, Iwobi has grown to become one of the important players in the new Super Eagles set up.
Iwobi who spoke to the Super Eagles media team credited his former skipper for his quick adaptation into the African brand of football.
“In training, whilst watching him on the pitch, whilst I’m on the bench watching him, I’ve always learned, the way he’s physically capable to keep the ball in tight situations because playing in African culture there’s a lot more physicality, there are a lot more strong duels, the way he’s able to use his body is something I have picked up and try to add to my game.” Iwobi said.
Iwobi enjoyed good success with John Mikel Obi in the National before his retirement in 2019.
They both helped Nigeria qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and the pair also helped the team finished third in the 2019 African cup of Nations in Egypt.
Meanwhile, since the departure of the former Chelsea and Trabzonspor’s midfielder from the three-time African champions, Iwobi has stepped up into his role and currently operates as the number 10 for Gernot Rohr’s side.
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