While everyone is talking about Olivier Giroud’s stunning scorpion kick against Crystal Palace, Alex Iwobi also had reason to celebrate on New Year’s Day.
The Nigeria international scored the first headed goal of his career against the Eagles, and afterwards he gave his reaction to the match, where he played just behind the striker in the absence of Mesut Ozil.
On Giroud’s wonder goal , the Nigeria international said, “That was great team play and for Oli to pull that out – I don’t think if he tried that again he could do that! It was a credit to him and it was a great ball from Alexis and a great team goal”, he said.
on whether any of them had practiced that finish because of Mkhitaryan finish, Iwobi made it clear that scoring spectacular goals is not something they are keen on, as they just want to pick up three points.
“Honestly, no. We’ve been sticking to what we know and sticking to winning the game, but when Oli is able to produce things like that it’s something special.
20 year old Iwobi reaction to his goal was more of what is expected of him despite scoring it in an unusual fashion with his head.
“It was a great feeling. It was a bit unorthodox but a goal’s a goal and I’m happy to start 2017 with a goal”.