Read what Iwobi said ahead of the Olympics

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– Iwobi has stated that Dream Team VI must guard against complacency

– The Gunner promises to do his best if selected to play in Rio

Nigerian youngster, Alex Iwobi, has promised to do his very best for the nation if he is included among in the Dream Team VI that will play at the forthcoming Olympic games in Rio, adding that there are no minnows in football.

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Samson Siasia’s boys will play in Group B alongside Sweden, Colombia and Japan, in the preliminary rounds of the football event, scheduled to hold between August 4 and 21.

“First, I would like to join the nation in commending coach Siasia for securing a ticket to the Rio Olympics Football Tournament,” Iwobi told Goal.

“It took a lot of hard work, dedication and sacrifice on his part and we should not let his effort and the efforts of the officials and players to be in vain.

“If I am invited to be part of the Olympic; I assure fellow Nigerians that I will give my best. I am a Nigerian by birth and have made it clear that I will always offer my services to the nation if and when called upon to do so.

The Gunner, who has featured for England national youth teams also expressed appreciation for the opportunities.

“I remain grateful to England for the opportunities given me to play at youth level. However my decision has been made to give my services to Nigeria and there is no going back.”

“I have noticed with interest the group draws. The favourites for the Olympic gold medal are of course Brazil or Argentina. However Nigeria has shown in the past that they are a nation to be reckoned with in Olympic football,” he continued.

“We have been drawn into a group which includes Sweden, Colombia and Japan. These are countries with different styles of football.

“A lot of fans would expect us to qualify easily from the group, but I must warn that we should guard against complacency. It has been proved time and time again that there are no easy games especially in international football.

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“We would need to concentrate and take the competition one game at a time. I have absolute faith and confidence in the coaching staff and NFF officials.

“With hard work, dedication and the special grace of God we shall surely make the Nation proud. I call upon all the fans to get behind the team and cheer the team to victory,” he concluded.

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