Iwobi: Day my parents made me broke down in tears

May 4th, 2018

Arsenal striker, Alex Iwobi has revealed the day his parents caused him to break down emotionally.

He said seeing his parents jump for joy when his goal booked Nigeria a 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia trip was a crazy moment for him.

According to him, that is why he feels he will shine at the tournament.

In front of 80,000-plus spectators in Uyo, including his father Chuba and mother Patience, the sister of Jay-Jay Okocha, the 21-year-old attacker scored the 73rd-minute winner against Zambia in October which sent the Super Eagles to a sixth World Cup from the last possible seven.

“It’s difficult to describe, as the feeling was crazy,a�? Iwobi said. a�?I remember looking at the crowd and seeing my parents jumping a�� 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 a�� I can’t put into words how I felt.a�?

Nigeria open their Group D campaign against Croatia onA�16 June, before facing Iceland and Argentina. And Iwobi is relishing the challenge.

“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.a�?

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