Birthday boy, Alex Iwobi has confessed he was close to tears when his goal qualified Nigeria for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and why he feels he will perform at the Mundial.
The 21-year-old Arsenal forward scored the 73rd-minute winner against Zambia in October which sent the Super Eagles to a sixth World Cup from the last possible seven.
“I would never have guessed I’d do something like that so early in my career. I had dreams about it, but the fact that my dreams came true I can’t put into words how I felt.
“It’s difficult to describe, as the feeling was crazy,” Iwobi told the June edition of FourFourTwo magazine. “I remember looking at the crowd and seeing my parents jumping – I almost cried, it was emotional.
“After the game, I went to the hotel and my mum and dad were both there. Just seeing them, I almost burst into tears again.”
Nigeria opens their Group D campaign against Croatia on 16 June, before facing Iceland and Argentina.