Sunday Jan 06, 2019. 13:15
Nigeria international Kenneth Omeruo says Alex Iwobi will be the Super Eagles' key player at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.
The Super Eagles have qualified for the continental tournament which will be hosted by either Egypt or South Africa between June and July.
Omeruo, who is currently on loan at Spanish side CD Leganes from English giants Chelsea, stated that England-based midfielder Iwobi is now an important player in the Nigeria squad.
“Iwobi has improved a lot and he brings that into the national team as well,” Omeruo told Goal.
“He has good footwork, he moves well and he enjoys what he does. For him, it is fun to play football. He is a really good player but the exciting thing is there’s more to come.
Iwobi, 22, is enjoying his football at the moment having established himself as an important player for both English giants Arsenal and Nigeria since last year.
“We have a big chance because we have got some quality players coming up. This set of boys, they are good, young and the coaches are good. Anything can happen now for us," he added.
“If we keep working hard and listen to the coaches then we can achieve a lot for the country. We just need to work together more and increase our understanding of each other. The last meet up was good because we had a lot of time to train.
“Right now, the team keeps changing. When we play together more and understand each other more then we might be the team to beat.”
Nigeria, who are under the guidance of German coach Gernot Rohr, will be hoping to clinch their fourth AFCON title.