Alex Iwobi Reacts to Eberechi Eze Snubbing the Super Eagles for England National Team

Alex Iwobi Reacts to Eberechi Eze Snubbing the Super Eagles for England National Team

Ibitoye Shittu
June 15, 2023 at 10:28 AM
  • Crystal Palace star Eberechi Eze has chosen England ahead of the Super Eagles
  • The 24-year-old could be making his debut in the games against Malta and North Macedonia
  • Nigerian and Everton player Alex Iwobi disclosed that he tried to convince Eze to play for Nigeria

Everton forward Alex Iwobi has stated clearly that he tried his best to convince Eberechi Eze to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria adding that his efforts were only futile.

Eze who plays for Crystal Palace was recently called for England's coming Euro 2024 qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia this month.

The 24-year-old has also confirmed that he is looking forward to playing for England, claiming that he has no regrets for not choosing the Super Eagles.

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Crystal Palace attacking midfielder Eberechi Eze. Photo by Michael Regan
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In 2021 NFF Chiefs also tried to convince Eze to switch his allegiance to Nigeria with former President, Amaju Pinnick traveling to England to meet the footballer and his family.

According to reports on Complete Sports and Daily Post, Iwobi disclosed that Eze refused to be convinced of reasons he should play for Nigeria.

Iwobi speaks about Eberechi Eze

“I spoke to Ebere Eze to try and come but then obviously he’s never had the opportunity to come. I wish him all the best with England as well.''

Eze was born in the United Kingdom to Nigerian parents, and he had the chance to either pick the country of his birth or Nigeria.

Meanwhile, Iwobi and his teammates in the Super Eagles are preparing for their next game against Sierra Leone.

Iwobi lands incredible award

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Super Eagles attacking midfielder Alex Iwobi was named Everton's best Premier League player for the 2022/23 season after helping the club escape relegation.

The fight to escape relegation was not easy for Iwobi and his teammates, but they eventually secured their status for another season in the Premier League.

During the outgone season, Iwobi scored two goals and provided eight assists for Everton.

This will be the first time Iwobi will win the award following his arrival from Arsenal in 2019.

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