I’m Ready for the World Cup – Iwobi

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Iwobi told FIFA.Com he is already prepared as he has a very good idea of what to expect in his first appearance at the Mundial. The Super Eagles striker hopes that the regular trainings with world-class players have helped his game move up.

He said, “The fact that I have been training with world-class players every day has given me a bit of experience, so I know what to expect in Russia. The intensity I train at with 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.”

Iwobi whose goal sealed Nigeria’s place in Russia, in the 1-0 victory over Zambia last year said he would never have guessed doing something that great this early in his career.

“It is 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 that I would 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.”

Nigeria is in the same group with Argentina, Croatia and Iceland. Eagles will begin their campaign in Russia against Croatia on 16th June; Iceland on 22nd June, and then four days later face Argentina.

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