By Emanuel Adigwe
Super Eagles star, Alex Iwobi, says the defeat to Argentina and Algeria at the 2018 World Cup and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations was traumatic to the Super Eagles.
Iwobi, who plays for Everton presently, stated this in Instagram live chat.
He said: “Both of them were serious heartbreaks, to describe that feeling is painful. The Argentina one, it was hurtful because I saw how much effort we put in, how much we’ve been training so hard, the qualifiers we’ve done our best. It was Rojo that was able to get the goal.
“It’s nice to play but when you don’t play you still support the team as equally as if you’re playing, that one hurt. I remember all of us were head down in the changing room.
“The Algeria one where I participated, last free-kick of the game, that one was really painful because we did all our best.
“You cannot blame anyone, at the end of the day we win as a team we lose as our team. We have to congratulate Mahrez because the free-kick caught everyone off guard, it caught everyone by surprise.
“Both experiences were very tough for the team but we move on and go again, that’s the mentality we have. We can’t dwell on our past; we have to put things right in the future.”
The Gazelle news.com reports that the Super Eagles took on Argentina in their last group game of 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and they needed only a point to move to the next round but Marcus Rojo’s goal aborted the dream.