Former Arsenal player Alex Iwobi opened, refecting on incidents that ruined his career at a youngster at Arsenal club in North London.
The footballer made 149 appearances for Arsenal. Before joining Everton this summer, was an integral part of the Arsenal squad helping them in the Premier League, Champions League and most importantly the FA Cup.
Now a Super Eagles mainstay, Iwobi also talked about how Arsenal almost released him before signing a scholarship with the North London club
“Of course, you always have setbacks especially if you are a footballer,” Iwobi said to to the Super Eagles Media Team via YouTube.
“An example was when I was 14, I was told at Arsenal that I wasn’t good enough. So instead of putting my head down and getting upset, I decided to go and prove to them that I could play in Arsenal, and luckily I was able to get through that setback when I was 14.”
“Self-belief comes from within because, for me, I wouldn’t be where I am today. You have to have the belief that you are good enough and you have that ability, not just in football but in everything you do in life. It comes from within, it’s either you have it, or you don’t.”
Asked to name his closest friend in the Super Eagles team, Iwobi said;
“In camp, it would probably be Ola Aina, growing up with him, we went to the same school, lived on the same road. Even till now, we are still good friends.” He added.