Everton's Attacking Midfielder, Alex Iwobi has shown his admiration for Former Super Eagles Duo, John Obi Mikel and Odion Ighalo who happens to be Team mates with Him before they retired.

While Speaking with the NFF Media team on Instagram live, the 24 years old Admitted that he has learnt a lot from the Pair of Mikel and Ighalo and enjoyed his playing time with the both of them.

"I have learnt a lot from Mikel because we play similar positions. Whenever I'm called I play behind the striker, that's where he likes to play,"

"In training, whilst watching him on the pitch, whilst I'm on the bench watching him, I've always learned, the way he's physically capable to keep the ball in tight situations because playing in African culture there's a lot more physicality, there's a lot more strong duels, the way he's able to use his body is something I have picked up and try to add to my game."

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"With Ighalo, the composure he has when he's in the box, when he has the opportunity to score I'm trying to add to my game."

"It's almost like when he's clean through on goal, ninety percent of the time the ball is in the back of the net and not with a lot of power but with finesse and style to it.

"Hopefully, that's something that not just me but the youngsters like Victor, it is something that we have to put a lot of respect for. Both of them talk to you, they try to help everyone, it was a blessing to play with both of them,"He said

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Mikel Obi and Ighalo both retired from International Duties after helping the team clinch Bronze medal at the 2019 AFCON tournament where Ighalo was the top scorer, Securing the Golden Boot Award.

At club level, Mikel is currently without a team after a mutual cancellation of contract with Turkey based team, Trabzonspor after the Midfielder expressed his unwillingness to continue playing during the period of the Pandemic due to health factor whilst calling for the league to be cancelled. The Veteren Chelsea Midfielder is Currently being eyed by Brazilian league club, Botafogo

Odion Ighalo on the other hand may likely depart boyhood dream club, Manchester United at the end of the Month. Ighalo only have a week left on his contract and No sign of a permanent deal from the Red Devils who are closely Monitored by Parents club, Shanghai Shenhua who wants the striker back to the team.