Everton star Alex Iwobi has revealed Super Eagles legend Austin Jay-Jay Okocha still gives him advice and says he hopes to be great as him.
Recently, former Senegal star, EL-Hadj Diouf claims Okocha is the best-talented player that Africa has ever produced.
And that is why it’s not a surprise when Iwobi claimed his uncle would always be his role model.
The 24-year old Nigerian reveals he still seeks his uncle’s advice, and will like to reach his heights, but admits it’s a difficult challenge.
“He will be a role model for life. Hopefully, I can be as great as him, but it is a hard legacy to live up to,” he told Daily mail.
Meanwhile, Iwobi has acknowledged he needs to show more of the “hype” about him after a string of unimpressive performances for Everton this season.
The former Arsenal star has featured 22 times in all competitions for the Toffees, but has only just two goals to his name and one assist.
His lack of form has led to questions about the £35 million fee Everton paid to get him from the Emirates as well as his worth.