Arsenal star Alex Iwobi believes the Super Eagles have performed well at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as they achieved their first objective of qualifying for the round of 16.
The Hale End Academy product has figured in all the matches played by the national team so far in Egypt, starting the first two against Burundi and Guinea, and came off the bench vs Madagascar.
”I believe we have done well, it is not easy to come and qualify,” Iwobi told the Super Eagles Media team.
”They said we were the favorites but we already knew that it was not going to be easy, Burundi and Madagascar played for the first time in the competition, they showed why they should be here.
”No game was easy but we were able to qualify and that’s the main thing.”
Despite faltering in their final group match against Madagascar, Iwobi is convinced that the Super Eagles can beat Cameroon on Saturday evening.
”Of course even though we had a defeat in the last game it will give us a bit of humility and it will give us the hunger to go into the next game,” he stated.
Against Burundi, Iwobi started as a right winger and operated as a playmaker against Guinea, and can also be deployed as a second striker.
When asked to comment on his best position, he said : ”Sometimes I do very well out wide, sometimes I do very well in the midfield, it’s a bit of a hard one to say what my best position is, the main thing is wherever I am told to play I always do my best.”