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‘We’re all fighting for each other and the fans’

Our Super Eagle is flying high this season.

Alex Iwobi has already racked up four assists in the first few months of the campaign, and starred in October’s 3-1 win over Leicester City.
 
The 22-year-old’s form has reflected the team’s, with Saturday’s draw against Liverpool stretching our unbeaten run to 14 games. So why are things going so well for us at the moment?
 
“It’s basically a family and we’re all fighting for each other, not just for the manager and the players, but also for the fans,” Iwobi said. “It’s one big family and we’re always going to fight for each other. We’re putting in an extra shift, not just in matches, but in training as well.
 
“Unai’s very intense in training and he’s demanding because he knows how good we are. He always wants us to be at 100 per cent, giving our best. It’s not just him, though. We know what we expect from each other, so we’re also trying to get the best out of each other in training.
 
“He’s always encouraging me to be positive with the ball, always encouraging me to work hard off the ball for my team as well. It’s not just for me, he’s helped out my other team-mates as well and has helped every player individually.
 
“He’s always talking to them and if it’s not him then it’s his assistants, the other coaches talking to me, showing me different clips, analysing my game, analysing opponents as well. His staff are always helping me. He’s given me that confidence in games and in training to go out and express myself.”

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