Iwobi Is Super Eagles’ Danger Man – Brazil Coach

Iwobi Super Eagles’ Danger Man

Brazil assistant coach Cleber Xavier feels Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi is the man to watch out for when his team faces Nigeria in an international friendly match the National Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on Sunday.

The two countries will be meeting for the second time ever, having previously played against each other in 2003 when Brazil won 3-0 in Abuja.

The Eagles land in Singapore with in-form forwards Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis of Club Brugge and Lille’s Victor Osimhen, but Tite’s assistant coach Xavier has picked the Everton forward as Nigeria’s danger man.

“At Nigeria, Iwobi plays more of an inside role as a second striker than at Everton,” Xavier told BBC Sport.

“He is the link in the counter-attack, drags opponents out of position and infiltrates well in the box.”

Before playing Nigeria, Brazil will first clash with Senegal on Thursday.

“Nigeria defend less than Senegal. The Senegalese are more about positioning with [Idrissa] Gueye marking strongly,” he added.

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“These two friendlies and the two November friendlies will allow us to test new players and to adjust and tweak some tactical details in attack and defence.

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