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Iwobi reveals advice Ozil gave him

Alex Iwobi has revealed that his Arsenal team-mate, Mesut Ozil, has told him to ignore any criticism he gets and focus on enjoying his football.

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The Super Eagles forward, broke into Arsene Wenger’s first team last season and is enjoying an extended run this new campaign.

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Ozil, who recently compared Iwobi to his uncle, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, has encouraged the 20-year-old to “play with a smile”.

“Mesut just tells me that I’m young and need to express myself on the pitch,” Iwobi told the cub’s website.

“Obviously I need to listen to other people’s advice as well, but he tells me to always play with a smile on my face and enjoy the game.”

Iwobi also insisted that nothing has changed about him, despite the fast rise in his career.

“I’m the same kid I used to be,” he added. “the same kid who used to work hard. There’s a bit of luck as well.

“For me to get that chance and take it like I did, I’m just fortunate and happy to have taken them. I guess it’s luck at the end of the day.”

1 Comment on Iwobi reveals advice Ozil gave him

  1. Hmm… nice advice

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