I Hate Living A Flashy Lifestyle – Iwobi

By Augustine Akhilomen

Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi has revealed says he prefers living a simple lifestyle anytime he goes back to his old root.

Iwobi, who was on the bench in Arsenal’s 4-3 win over Leicester City last week Friday in a Premier League encounter, praised his uncle (Austine Okocha) for playing a pivotal role in his football career.

“Two years ago you could just come in, I’d normally go back to my old area and play in my cage and no one would bother me, but if I go and play in my cage now – ‘ahhh Alex Iwobi’s here’. I’m still getting used to that because I still feel like I’m the same as my friends and the same person as two years ago, but when people are like ‘do you know what you’ve done?’

“Obviously I was lucky to have an uncle that played football, so he still gives me advice from time to time, but my mum and dad keep megrounded.

“The more I’m progressing, the more money, the more the fame comes with it, but they’re helping me invest because football is a really short career, so they’re also making me think about
life outside of football as well a bit more, but I’m not one to go spending and living a flashy lifestyle, I try to keep as humble as I can and I’m still the same.

“That’s what I’m going to keep on saying, I’m still the same person as I was two years ago.”

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