Nigerian Fans Made Me Feel At Home – Iwobi

Alex Iwobi (Photo credit Goal.com)
Alex Iwobi Nigerian international footballer and current rising star on the Arsenal F.C. English Premier League team. Photo/Goal.com

Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi says he feels delighted with the support of the Nigerian fans, especially during his début match with the senior national team.

Iwobi who pledged his allegiance to play for Nigeria instead of England, was part of the Super Eagles squad that failed to qualify for the 2017 African Cup of Nations slated for Gabon.

He insisted that their support made him feel at home despite playing on Nigerian soil for only a very short period.

“The love Nigeria showed me…when I played for them in a friendly, the fans were just crazy. The fans almost eat you up because they love you so much. I’m enjoying playing for them,” Iwobi told the Arsenal website.

“When you’re getting out of the airport there are fans already there screaming ‘Arsenal, Arsenal. Gunners for life!’ and it’s just mad. Some of them have Arsenal shirts and then others will ask me for Arsenal shirts. It’s a bit mad and the fans are crazy.”

He added: “I was hoping to contribute to the team and I came on for eight minutes [for my début]. I was buzzing and all the fans were clapping and singing songs. The second game we unfortunately lost and went out of the African Cup of Nations, but that moment was crazy and a great feeling.”

“Hopefully I can play more competitions for them,” he added.