The previous Arsenal playmaker picked up the primary AFCON silver medal of his profession
Tremendous Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi has deleted all his posts on social media platform Instagram simply hours after Nigeria did not raise the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, Soccernet.ng reviews.
Iwobi featured from the beginning as Nigeria fell 2-1 to Cameroon within the remaining of the competitors contained in the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan on Sunday.
Earlier than the ultimate, Nigeria had impressed within the event, staying unbeaten in six matches, successful 5 and drawing the opposite whereas conserving 4 clear sheets.
Whereas William Troost-Ekong, Victor Osimhen, Frank Onyeka, and Ademola Lookman had been excellent for the Tremendous Eagles, Iwobi had a extra tempered show.
Often a bustling attacking midfielder who appears to be like to create and influence the sport in and across the penalty field, Iwobi was deployed as a deep-lying playmaker in Jose Peseiro’s most popular 3-4-3 formation on the AFCON.
Along with his change in function and tactical duty, Iwobi had few probabilities to stamp his mark on any of Nigeria’s matches, recording no purpose and no help.
After Nigeria’s below-par efficiency in opposition to Cote d’Ivoire within the remaining, a number of followers on social media took up points with Iwobi for his perceived underperformance. Some blamed him for Nigeria’s loss.
The cruel criticisms could possibly be one of many causes the Fulham defender determined to delete his submit, leaving no room for anybody to drop a touch upon any of his outdated posts.
Iwobi was additionally a member of the Nigerian squad that gained a bronze medal on the 2019 AFCON.