Everton’s Alex Iwobi played 70 minutes for Nigeria during a friendly against Ukraine on Tuesday – and some international fans on Twitter raved about his performance.
Nigeria drew 2-2 in a friendly match against Ukraine, with the Toffees attacker starting the contest in the number 10 role.
The 23-year-old set up the opening goal from Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo with his pass that he cut back in the penalty area.
Iwobi’s team held a two-goal lead when he went off the field, but Ukraine did respond with a late comeback as they netted twice in the space of two minutes.
A selection of Nigeria fans praised the Everton speed machine for his display and feel that he impressed.
Everton signed Iwobi in the summer from Arsenal and he could end up costing them £34million (BBC).
He’s a versatile attacker that can play anywhere across the frontline and has been deployed on the left flank so far by Toffees boss Marco Silva.
The trickster has played three games across all competitions so far for the Merseyside club and scored twice.
It looks like he could turn out to be an important player at Goodison Park this season and he should return after the international break with extra confidence.
Here are some Nigeria fans on Iwobi:
The front 3 with Iwobi just behind was exciting to watch tbh, Only problem they had was their final ball.
— Ugbedeojo (@Certifiedopeboi) September 10, 2019
Iwobi is 🔥🔥
— TJ 🇳🇬 (@t9mple) September 10, 2019
Iwobinho today -This boy is on fire 🔥 pic.twitter.com/VAYhnOq2At
— Ifeanyi Ojuka (@ifeanyi_ojuka) September 11, 2019
Iwobi on Nigerian Jersey 🤝 prime Zidane
— Burna Wan Bisspider (@A_Jaden_) September 10, 2019
Iwobi is having his best time at both Club and country side🙂
— De melo (@tzfranki) September 10, 2019
Alex Iwobi is on Fire 🔥
Victor Osimhen – Superb
Joe Aribo & Etebo – Reliable 💯
Samuel Kalu & Chukwueze – Good game but they are selfish
Ekong – Good game
Collins, Aina – Average
Ajayi – Shaking
Uzoho – Welcome back#UKRNGA pic.twitter.com/5tVUnC4c7P
— sҽun💎 (@_Oluwas3un) September 10, 2019
— Mezicko (@AdielaMessiah) September 10, 2019
Iwobi and osimhen were great tonight.
Aribo also was fantastic, we still have defensive issues as it seems.
Chukwueze needs to start taking playing for nigeria seriously.
— Tizzygunnerz 🔫 (@tizzygunnerz) September 10, 2019