Iwobi: How Mikel influenced my Super Eagles career

first_img Since making his debut for the national team in October 2015, Iwobi has grown to become one of the important players in the new Super Eagles set up. Iwobi who spoke to the Super Eagles media team credited his former skipper for his quick adaptation into the African brand of football. “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 are 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.” Iwobi said.Advertisement Iwobi enjoyed good success with John Mikel Obi in the National before his retirement in 2019. They both helped Nigeria qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and the pair also helped the team finished third in the 2019 African cup of Nations in Egypt. read also:Iwobi to face title chasing Liverpool on neutral ground Meanwhile, since the departure of the former Chelsea and Trabzonspor’s midfielder from the three-time African champions, Iwobi has stepped up into his role and currently operates as the number 10 for Gernot Rohr’s side. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Everton star, Alex Iwobi, has revealed how former Super Eagles Captain, John Mikel Obi influenced his career in the national team.center_img Loading…last_img read more

Mourinho ready to battle Man Utd as Spurs target Diego Godin transfer

first_imgTOTTENHAM have entered the race for Inter Milan’s Diego Godin but face competition from Manchester United, according to reports.Jose Mourinho was snubbed by the Uruguayan when he was manager at Old Trafford but the Special One will go after the veteran defender again.2 Mourinho was snubbed by Godin when he was United manager two years agoMourinho was raging two years ago when the 34-year-old used interest from the Red Devils to land a new deal at Atletico Madrid.The Spurs boss claimed Godin’s agent used United to secure a new contract for his client, saying the Uruguayan was keen to come to Old Trafford and that a deal could be done.United subsequently made an offer but just hours later the centre-back had signed a new contract on improved terms of around £130,000-a-week.The Uruguayan ace left Diego Simeone’s side on a free transfer to Inter last summer but could be available when this season eventually ends and Tottenham are eager to bring him in, according to the Mirror.Serie A has been suspended indefinitely because of the coronavirus crisis, which has put football across Europe on standby with campaigns possibly finishing throughout the summer.The Special One is keen to re-shape his defence and is looking at replacements for Jan Vertonghen who is out of contract at the end of the season.2Tottenham have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last eight matches and Godin’s experience and leadership has seen his touted as a potential candidate for Mourinho’s struggling backline.Godin has a contract until 2022 but according to Corriere dello Sport it now appears unlikely that he will see out the remainder of his deal in Italy.The former Atletico man has only played in 16 Serie A games out of a possible 25 for Inter this season and it seems boss Antonio Conte would not stand in his way if he were to seek a move away.Mourinho’s successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may well be the man to finally bring Godin to Old Trafford.The Red Devils are also said to be interested in the veteran defender and may look to swoop in for Godin a second time to bolster their ranks at the back.Solskjaer spent heavily last summer on Harry Maguire but is still seeking a settled centre-back partnership.Eric Bailly’s return to fitness has given the Norwegian another option at the back having played Victor Lindelof for much of this campaign.most read in football THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticLaLiga side Valencia are also rumoured to be interested in bringing the Uruguayan back to Spain and he could favour a return to a Spanish-speaking country.Godin spent nine years at Madrid and captained Simeone’s side, winning LaLiga, Copa del Rey, Supercopa de Espana and the Europa League twice.He remains captain of Uruguay and was part of the squad that secured the Copa America title nine years ago.Juventus ready to offer Man Utd Paulo Dybala or Pjanic for Paul Pogba in ‘win-win’ transferlast_img read more