Iwobi: We Are Ready For World Cup

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Iwobi (right) and Troost-Ekong

Arsenal of England attacker, Alex Iwobi has declared that he and his colleagues in the Super Eagles are ready for action at the World Cup, and urged their fans to put behind all worry and thoughts about recent defeats in friendly matches.

Iwobi admitted losses to Serbia, England and Czech Republic affected the confidence of Nigerians, but stressed that the Eagles are fully focused on righting all wrongs by starting well against Croatia on Saturday.

Iwobi declared: “We’re ready! As it gets closer the excitement is growing. However at the same time we’re still very focused and working extremely hard to make sure we’re well prepared and stand a strong chance of progressing well through the tournament.

“Whoever the coach includes in the team is right for the team. He’s the expert so my focus and that of my teammates is to come together and give it our all.

“Every of the game we played in the qualifiers came with its challenges as we played some very strong teams.

“However I’d have to say that those games against Zambia were really tough because they were young and ambitious.

“There was a lot at stake. I was very excited to have scored the goal that qualified Nigeria for the World Cup. That indeed was special.”

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