Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi has revealed the team is not paying attention to the ‘favourites tag’ that has been given to Nigeria ahead of AFCON semi-final clash against Nigeria.
Nigeria have not really been convincing in the tournament but wins against Cameroon and South Africa who knocked out Egypt have made them pundits choice as the favourite for the big prize.
However, Alex Iwobi insists the team is not getting carried away with the favourites tag, saying any of the four teams can win the trophy.
Speaking to BBC ahead of Super Eagles clash against Le Fennecs, the Arsenal star said the team is ignoring all the plaudits.
“Normally you have to ignore and not pay attention to it,” Iwobi told BBC Sport.
“It’s a hard one to say. There’s still Algeria, Senegal and Tunisia. All four of us are capable of winning. We’ve all got quality players. I wouldn’t know who’s the favourite at this point in time.
“Even though we were able to win two games in the group stage, it wasn’t the greatest performance but sometimes you know you don’t have to play well to win games.
“Against Cameroon and South Africa I’d say we’ve done well, we dug deep. But it’s not the end, we have to continue against Algeria, we are very confident as we are able to beat the holders and a team that beat the hosts. “It gives us the confidence but we will stay with a bit of humility and hopefully go on and win the game.”