Iwobi performed your complete ninety minutes in each of the Tremendous Eagles video games in opposition to Lesotho and Zimbabwe, albeit in a extra reserved position.
Tremendous Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi, has expressed his disappointment at Nigeria’s incapacity to be prolific in entrance of aim, following the 1-1 draw in opposition to Zimbabwe, Soccernet.ng studies.
The ex-Arsenal participant has performed ninety minutes within the two qualifying video games the Tremendous Eagles have been concerned in and has urged his teammates to do higher.
Talking within the post-match interview alongside the workforce coach, Jose Peseiro, the 27-year-old reiterated the coach’s level of journey fatigue not being an excuse. Peseiro initially stated;
“It was a tricky journey from Nigeria to this place. The flight, the bus. It’s lots of work, and the gamers didn’t have sufficient relaxation, coupled with accidents, however that’s not an excuse. We had extra vitality and will have received that match.”
Iwobi then added that the standard of the squad on the Portuguese’s disposal ought to have been sufficient to win the sport, pleading with Nigerian followers to proceed to help the workforce.
“Journey will not be an excuse, we’re skilled sufficient and now we have lots of high quality within the facet. The primary half wasn’t ok, however the second half was higher, so now we have to take a look at that and analyse the sport and see what went unsuitable and what we are able to do to enhance. I’ll simply ask the Nigerian followers to stay by us,” the previous Everton man instructed Soccernet.ng.
For Iwobi, it’s a disappointment to not come away with all three factors and desires to struggle for Nigeria’s spot on the subsequent FIFA World Cup.
“We’re dissatisfied with the gamers now we have, Nigeria is a rustic with lots of high quality gamers, we should always have been capable of get extra factors and targets. We received’t dwell on this, we’ll preserve preventing until the very finish to ensure we qualify,” He added.
The subsequent time the Tremendous Eagles will likely be in motion will likely be on the 2024 AFCON event in Ivory Coast.