Iwobi Eager To Enjoy World Cup Atmosphere

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Alex Iwobi almost did not make it through the academy to become an Arsenal player.

Arsenal attacker, Alex Iwobi has confessed that he is so eager to enjoy the atmosphere of playing at the World Cup, such he just cannot wait to get there.

With high hopes looming over his chances of being part of the Super Eagles’ squad to this year’s Mundial in Russia, Iwobi says he is excited that he is on the verge of living a dream he had as a kid.

Iwobi, who scored the all-important goal that took the Eagles to Russia against Zambia, said he almost cried after the feat, as it was another dream come true for him.

Though he clocked 22 years only on Thursday, Iwobi has said he is ready to lead Nigeria to World Cup glory in Russia.

Iweobi says he has come of age and will deliver for the country when it matters most in Russia, considering that he has also profited a lot from training and playing with world-class footballers at Arsenal.

The Gunners’ former under21 team captain recounted: “It’s difficult to describe, as the feeling was crazy. I remember looking at the crowd and seeing my parents jumping – I almost cried, it was emotional.

“I would never have guessed I’d do something like that so early in my career. I had dreams about it, but the fact that my dreams came true – I can’t put into words how I felt.

“After the game, I went to the hotel and my mum and dad were both there. Just seeing them, I almost burst into tears again.

“The fact I’ve been training with world-class players every day has given me a bit of experience, so I’ll know what to expect in Russia. The intensity I train at Arsenal is very high, so I’m preparing in a good way.

“It was always my dream as a kid, so I can’t wait to be involved. I’m looking forward to the atmosphere and wearing the colours of Nigeria. I feel like I can do well.”

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