Vastly improved Arsenal Football Club and Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi has disclosed that the Super Eagles must fight very hard to beat Algeria and remain on top of Group B of the last Phase of the 2018 World Cup African qualifiers.
Smarting from his impressive performance for Arsenal against Tottenham Hotspur in the week 11 of the English Premier League derby that ended 1-1 , Iwobi told SportingLife he had wished for a victory against his club’s arch-rival Tottenham but he said his side was unlucky not to have emerged winners.
He said his focus has now shifted to the Nigeria versus Algeria match slated for the Nest of Champions Stadium,Uyo, Akwa Ibom on Saturday.
“I would have been a very happy man if we had won the match against Tottenham Hotspur. But we will make amends in the next game. Now my focus is on Nigeria versus Algeria World Cup qualifier coming up this Saturday in Uyo.
‘It is going to be one of the toughest matches we would play in this qualifier and we are aware of this. So we have resolved to fight very, very hard and cover all the blades of the grass on the pitch to ensure we get victory against Algeria.
“Algeria is highly ranked in the continent but the Super Eagles are blessed with great players that are ready to shed their blood on the pitch if need be to get the needed victory and the three points that will make us top our group and eventually win the World Cup ticket at stake,” Iwobi said.
The 20-year-old striker also confirmed that he would hit Abuja today for the camping exercise for the World Cup qualifying match against Algeria.
“I hope to be in Abuja tomorrow (today) since we have played our league match today (Sunday).”