Jay Jay Okocha at Camp Nou, praises nephew Alex Iwobi against Barcelona

By Daily Sports on March 17, 2016

Legend Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha was impressed by the shift put in by his nephew Alex Iwobi in Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat to Barcelona on Wednesday.

Okocha was present at Camp Nou to watch the game.

With the Gunners facing obvious elimination against the Champions League holders after their first leg 2-0 defeat in London, manager Arsene Wenger opted to start 19-year-old Iwobi ahead of the pair of Theo Walcott and Joel Campbell.

The Nigeria international put in a good shift in his 72 minutes on the pitch where he missed an opportunity to score and was also denied a penalty call.

In a tweet at the end of the game, Okocha said: “So happy watching Alex Iwobi (nephew) on the big stage.. I'm very much impressed with his performance.”

It was in contrast to his tweet before the game when he said that he was torn between his nephew and the Catalan giants.

“Ready to watch my nephew Alex take on my club Barcelona. Weird feeling, kind of torn apart,” he tweeted.

Iwobi has grown in leaps and bounds since making his debut for the Arsenal senior side this season.

He has been called up to the Nigeria squad for next week’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Egypt where he will face Gunners teammate Mohamed Elneny who netted his first goal for the Londoners against Barcelona. (Goal.com)

•Photo shows Alex Iwobi in action against Barca.

Source Daily Sports

Posted March 17, 2016


 

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