Alex Iwobi admitted that he ‘didn’t do well’ at the World Cup but admits being played out of position is a ‘sacrifice’.
The 22-year-old started for his country against Croatia before being benched for the games against Iceland and Argentina.
He played just one minute against each of those two teams and was substituted against Croatia. In total, Iwobi played just 62 minutes in Russia.
”The number ten position is where I have grown up playing. When I play out wide, it is normally to sacrifice to help the team but anywhere I am told to play, I don’t mind,” Iwobi told Kwese Sports Mimi Fawaz before the Super Eagles game against Argentina.
”I didn’t do well against Croatia, it was a hard game for everyone. Iceland, I came on and I did my best but at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how I do as long as the team does well.”
In total, Iwobi has seven competitive international caps for his country since his debut in a friendly against DR Congo in October 2015.
Picking up a total of 22 caps, he has played 90 minutes just three times.
Nigeria finished third in Group D, one point behind second-placed Argentina. They won three points thanks to their 2-0 win over Iceland in their second game.