In an interview with Premier League Productions, the 23-year-old Everton star recalled how he enjoyed watching his Uncle as a kid, and admitted that he was very magnificent. But he maintained that he would like to better his performances.
Iwobi told Premier League Productions:
"He's always encouraging me, I don't feel the pressure at all. He has always being telling me from young just go and express yourself so I don't feel no pressure whenever I'm stepping on the pitch. I remember as a kid just going to watch him and some of the skills, some of the performances, the assists, the goals he used to get were outrageous. Maybe one day I can produce better than him."
Okocha made 73 appearances and scored 14 goals for the Super Eagles during his time. He was part of the team that won the AFCON in 1994 and Olympics in 1996. He also helped the West Africans finish as runners-up in the 2000 edition, including bronze medals at 2002, 2004 and 2006 AFCON.
Iwobi only has the AFCON bronze medal, but he will likely surpass Okocha's goal record, as he's already scored 9 goals in just 44 appearances for Nigeria.
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