Alex Iwobi’s Fans Urge him to “Step Up His Game”
Fans of Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles of Nigeria’s midfielder, have urged him to “step up his game”, after his performance in last Friday’s International friendly match against Poland. The match ended 1-0 in favour of Nigeria. Victor Moses scored Nigeria’s goal.
After that game, Alex Iwobi posted this message on his twitter account (@alexiwobi): “Na sooo, victory against a tough Poland side… up Naijaaa!”
At the time of filing this report, Iwobi’s message had attracted 7,594 (seven thousand, five hundred and ninety four) likes and 1,714 (one thousand seven hundred and fourteen) retweets. Most replies that accompanied the post indicate that Iwobi’s fans expected him to fare better than he did in that match. For instance, a twitter user known as Ayomide (@sexiest_duke) replied: “Bro, you need to step up your game to make our midfield more compact an creative”.
Similarly, Terfa Hermen (@terphill) posted this reply: “Decision making on the final ball is the only thing left to take @alexiwobi to next level. Work on it bro”.
In the same vein, @iamjaydeey (@Jaydee231) replied: “But you played nothing last night. I expected an exceptional performance from a gunner and outstanding player like you that night”.
Also, L Boogie (@Lanzury) was not impressed. He replied: “Your performance was very poor and the team even worse. No rhythm or coordinated play from you guys. You don’t play well for Arsenal or Naija. Guy knuckle down, work hard and focus on your game. This is not a personal attack on you cos I am a fan after all. #Constructive criticism.”
However, some fans commended Iwobi and the team. For example, N-Tyze Boss (@Oviekelly) replied: “Congratulations to you and the team. You guys made Nigeria our country proud last night. I wish you guys more victories ahead. Up Super Eagles!”
Also, Kenneth Chiedozie Obi (@kennethchidozi3) stated: “Up Naija. That is the spirit required to conquer the world in Russia. Go Nigeria!”
In this light, Coastofdunaija (@Coastofdunaija) replied: “Great job Bros! …. and to all the arm-chair critics out there… ‘no be who sabi book de pass exam, na who pass exam sabi book’.. Sometimes ‘ugly wins’ are as important.. if not more..”
It would be recalled that Alex Iwobi scored two goals for Nigeria when the country beat Argentina by 4-2 in a previous international friendly match. He also scored the decisive goal that fetched World Cup qualification for Nigeria, in the country’s 1-0 win over Zambia in group B’s penultimate qualifying matches.
Meanwhile, the Super Eagles are already in London for this Tuesday’s friendly match against Serbia. According to a tweet on Nigeria Football Federation’s twitter account (@thenff), the team traveled in comfort in a business class seat executive jet. The tweet adds that “the players are applauding the NFF for pulling out all the stops in getting the team adequately prepared for the World Cup.”
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