Alex Iwobi is free when he has the ball – Gernot Rohr

Alex Iwobi is free when he has the ball – Gernot Rohr
Alex Iwobi of Nigeria celebrates his goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier football match between Nigeria and Zambia on 07 October 2017 at Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, Nigeria ©Kabiru Abubakar/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Mar 29, 2018. 17:00

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says that Alex Iwobi is free to express himself in the Super Eagles, as long he plays for the collective good of the team.

The Arsenal player was guilty of some showboating in Nigeria’s 2-0 friendly loss to Serbia in London on Tuesday night, but he still received praise from Rohr.

''With us all the time he’s very good, already in Poland and he was fantastic tonight [against Serbia]," Rohr told the Evening Standard.

"Perhaps some times [he did] a little too much individually, he wanted to make a show. We prefer collective football.

''But when he can eliminate his opponent it’s very good. He’s with us all the time in confidence. He’s free when he has the ball.

"I don’t know what the tactical options of Arsene Wenger are when he’s with Arsenal but with us he’s free offensively and he can show all his qualities."

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