Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi has revealed studying his national team counterpart, John Obi Mikel’s physical mannerism as a young squad player.
The Everton star was fully looking up to Mikel before and after making his Super Eagles debut back in 2015.
“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 added via Brila.
Mikel left his Turkish club Trabanzspor in March, with Mexicans clubs C.F. Monterrey and Tigres UANL emerging as Mikel's possible situations.
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