Iwobi Relishes Playing With Mikel, Ighalo

May 26, 2020
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Alex Iwobi says he enjoyed playing with former Super Eagles duo, John Mikel Obi and Odion Ighalo, reports Completesports.com.

Mikel and Ighalo quit international football after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Ighalo finished as top scorer in the competition, while Mikel also contributed immensely to the team’s success in recent years.

Iwobi states that he appreciates Mikel’s physicality during his time with the Super Eagles.

“I have learnt a lot from Mikel because we play similar positions. Whenever I’m called I play behind the striker, that’s where he likes to play, Iwobi said on Instagram.

“In training, whilst watching him on the pitch, whilst I’m on the bench watching him, I’ve always learned, the way he’s physically capable to keep the ball in tight situations because playing in African culture there’s a lot more physicality, there’s a lot more strong duels, the way he’s able to use his body is something I have picked up and try to add to my game.

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The Everton midfielder also speaks about Ighalo’s finishing ability and how hopes to emulate the 30-year-old.

“With Ighalo, the composure he has when he’s in the box, when he has the opportunity to score I’m trying to add to my game,”he added.

“It’s almost like when he’s clean through on goal, ninety percent of the time the ball is in the back of the net and not with a lot of power but with finesse and style to it.

“Hopefully, that’s something that not just me but the youngsters like Victor, it is something that we have to put a lot of respect for.

“Both of them talk to you, they try to help everyone, it was a blessing to play with both of them.”

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