Super Eagles player, Alex Iwobi has revealed the setback that almost cost him his career during his time at Arsenal.
Iwobi who made 149 appearances for Arsenal stated that he was almost released by the club before he signed a contract with them.
”Of course you always have setbacks especially if you are a footballer,” Iwobi said to to the Super Eagles Media Team via YouTube.
”I’ll just give one example, when I was 14 I was told at Arsenal 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 had the ability to 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 in the same road. Even till now we are still good friends.”