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Memorable Quotes by Alex Iwobi

Arsenal has been always been a big club in my eyes and I've seen them win loads of trophies. To be a part of it is just amazing, I just want to make history with the club.
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Coach Amodu has coached the cream of Nigerian football players and I had the privilege of working with him albeit for a very short time during the preparations for the two-legged Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt.
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It was a difficult decision picking Nigeria over England.
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It's an honour to be an Ambassador for DStv. Their passion for promoting sports is unrivalled across Africa.
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Mesut is a great player and he also works hard off the ball.
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Arsenal have always been one of the best clubs in the world, so to even be a part of the club from a young age I've always had to give my best.
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I see my uncle as an idol, someone I have always looked up to as a footballer.
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I had many dreams of winning things for Arsenal at a young age.
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As a footballer you're committed to play for the badge, train alongside fantastic players daily and compete against some of the game's best every weekend. What more can you ask for.
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I'm just chilled out, you'll always catch me in a mad tracksuit. Normally a black tracksuit, I'm not really an out there person.
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Arsenal is an amazing club, I have been there since primary school and it's a place I call home and passionate fans who are like family members.
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Whatever role I get told to play, I just have to adapt to it and play.
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If I make a mistake I try to use it as a lesson and try to improve on it.
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Arsenal's standards are very high so I've always tried to reach that.
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I always had that youngster tag at Arsenal, so hopefully with this move I am able to make a name for myself in the Premier League and create history with Everton.
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I would say each day I'm still growing and still learning, but negatives, obviously they're always going to criticise me for my goals and assists, which I need to add to my game if I want to be compared with the people I'm playing with.
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I have always wanted to play for Nigeria and I enjoy each minute we gather and when we play.
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LG is a very big company and I'm very honoured and proud to be their brand ambassador to represent them on and off the pitch.
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I know the fans want to win trophies, we all do.
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Obviously, people in the media speak a lot when things aren't going right, but we as players do communicate with each other. Maybe it doesn't come across as being loud on the pitch - and you don't see it as much - but we do speak when things aren't going as well as planned.
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I have been very blessed to be given the opportunity to play for Super Eagles.
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When Nigeria actually gave me the call-up I thought 'oh, it's going to be a challenge, I don't go back there a lot, I don't really speak the language.' I wasn't speaking the language as fluently as I am now, so it was always going to be a challenge, but it was a challenge I decided to take and change nationalities.
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I do not have any regrets whatsoever in opting to play for Nigeria and will always do my best whenever I put on the green white green colours of Nigeria.
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Of course, when I was younger I always wanted to have the newest Air Force 1s but my budget wasn't too good back then! I always stuck with the white or black AF1s.
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I feel very honoured and proud to be playing for Nigeria.
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I get the privilege to play with Mesut every day. He is a world-class player. He gives me advice in a different way. He jokes around but he always tells me I can do more. He also gives me the confidence to express myself.
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I like to have Air Maxes and Air Force 1s, I'm trying to collect more and more.
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I'm always hungry and eager to represent my country and make them proud.
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I hope the fans know that, that I always give 100 percent for the team, for the club.
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Growing up, I had always looked up to LG as a big brand and they are doing very well.
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We are not going to dwell on the past, we are always looking forward to the next game.
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I grew up in a footballing environment.
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I have had it all over the years, being told I'm not good enough. So whenever the chance comes I always try and prove I should be starting.
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I am not one to chicken out.
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Whenever I am called upon to play, I always try to give my best and make sure that I can impose myself on the game.
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My target is to get as many call-ups as I can, get as many games as I can and win many trophies with Nigeria.
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Coach Amodu without question is a colossus and football icon and has over the years made meaningful contribution to Nigerian football both at club and international levels.
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I try to dwell on the positive and not dwell on the negative as much as I can.
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I don't know the stats but with Mesut in the team, you are always going to get at least three chances a game from him. He always provides an excellent pass or something, a good move or play that leads to a goal, or almost leads to a goal.
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With the money thing it is mad. As a young kid earning so much, having a house and driving a nice car it is nice but it is something I keep level-headed about.
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My mum made me do kick-ups in the living room. My sister even tried to play football. Everyone was trying to help me.
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The love Nigeria showed me... when I played for them in a friendly, the fans were just crazy. The fans almost eat you up because they love you so much.
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As long as I am progressing and trying to do my best for the team that is what really matters.
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When people compare me to him... it's like 'wow' maybe they see me on his level but I don't believe I am there yet. It is what it is, he's a skilful player, I'm quite skilful myself so they are always going to compare me to him especially that he's my uncle.
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Fans are allowed to have their own opinion, at the end of the day they can say whatever they want, but some of them, it's crazy. They just want their own team to win. I can understand that. But some of the things they say.
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I'm happy to play anywhere, I will play wherever I'm told to play.
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Whenever something in the system changes, you have to prove yourself again. But wherever you go, you have to prove that you're better than whoever else is on the team. At a team like Arsenal, that's always going to be hard so I always have to be on it in training and matches.
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I'm very proud to represent Nigeria but I would like to say thank you to England for the chance they gave me, it was a difficult decision.
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I mean I've seen so many kids on the street when we're like in the bus, they're screaming 'go Nigeria, go Nigeria,' so to represent them I'm just proud.
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Sometimes in a Premier League game the fans are a bit quiet but in Nigeria you just hear trumpets, everything. The atmosphere is so different compared to England.
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I had offers from Celtic and Southampton as well.
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I was growing up in England and England was the only national team I knew, so I was actually very pleased to play at the national level.
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Growing up I've been playing as an attacking midfielder, more central in the midfield. I wouldn't say if I'm most comfortable there but that's where I grew up playing.
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If you are not performing consistently at a club like Arsenal, then there are other players ready to take the opportunity - which I learned the tough way.
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We learn from out mistakes like we have done.
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I've always seen myself as a midfielder but wherever I'm being told to play in the middle or somewhere, I will always give my best.
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When I was younger I just played football for the fun of it, scoring the maddest goals and trying to come up with new tricks but when you've got to take yourself into a proper match, you've got be serious.
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I seem to be like a hero to people, it's crazy.
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Life is really good.
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My dad, my uncle and my whole family loves football.
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Personally, I want to win the Premier League. That would be an amazing feeling.
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All I know is that playing for Arsenal to me is always going to be an honour. I'm always proud to represent this club and wear the badge.
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Obviously, I am an attacking player, so when you are an attacking player, you need to create goals and get goals - and that's the main thing for me.
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I love attacking, but I hate defending and it's something I need to add to my game.
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I have always dreamt of winning the Africa Cup of Nations and the fact that I am representing my country and I am always proud to wear the green white green.
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I will take ownership of the nutmeg. My uncle Okocha has got the skills but the nutmeg, the prince title they call me for that, I will say it is my ownership. It happens instinctively, sometimes the easiest way of getting past my opponent.
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I used to play football on the streets with my friends and ended up where I am today.
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From Under 15s to Under 19s, I was concentrating playing for England, it was close to me, I could just go to St George's Park, it was nice. Going back to school when you've just played for England, it was amazing, you're one of the best players in the country, that's why you're getting picked.
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We know what Mesut is like because we see him in training every day. He's world class.
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Nigeria is a great footballing nation and deserves to assume her rightful place in Africa and world football and I am keen to be part of a team that achieves this goal.
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Obviously my joy is to play football and not just sit out.
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That's what the big players get recognised for, scoring goals or creating goals.
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