Iwobi Refutes Reports About Bench Warming Apathy


Arsenal attacker, Alex Iwobi has refuted reports in a section of the media that he is holding resentment over his loss of a starting shirt with the Super Eagles at Russia 2018, as he says being in the World Cup team is enough satisfaction for him.

A sordid performance against Croatia in Nigeria’s opening match condemned Iwobi to the bench versus Iceland, only for him to be introduced to the fray when it was almost done, but the Gunners’ star says he is not holding any qualms against the coach, Gernot Rohr.

Rather than feel let down by the gaffer, Iwobi says he and every other player in the team is resolved to giving their best for the country, while also stressing that the team remains focused to pick a win from their last group match against Argentina on Tuesday.

While exuding confidence for victory against Argentina, Iwobi further said he is very happy to be making a dream World Cup appearance at the age of 21, stressing that it is a great honour to be representing his country at the biggest football showpiece.

He said: “We are very confident, especially after a great result against Iceland. We are very confident and motivated so we are preparing well and hope to get a good result against Argentina as well

“It has always been my dream to play at the biggest stage in the world and no stage is bigger than the World Cup. So I am happy to be here representing my country and it’s an honour.”


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