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Iwobi: Why I’m committed to Nigeria

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Everton midfielder, Alex Iwobi, has explained why he is committed to Nigeria.

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Iwobi played for England throughout the youth team levels before choosing the country of his birth.

He said on social media: “I will always have my respect for England, when I played for England they gave a great opportunity, they treat me very well.

“However, I feel like I am a true Nigerian, I grew up in the Nigerian culture and when I had the opportunity to go back I felt more at home playing for Nigeria.

“I felt at home playing for England as well.

“Of course it was difficult because I was very comfortable playing for England like it’s where I’ve grown up. I grew up in the English roots so I knew how the system works.

“But when I had the opportunity to go and trial for the U23s is when I thought there was a lot of love for football – the way I was treated there – and these times I didn’t have the profile I had today. I was really excited to play for the U23s.

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“Even though the organisation may be a bit different to England, I really enjoy it. Even to this day I have no regrets.”

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