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Alex Iwobi reveals how he reacts to Social Media hate comments

Nigerian midfielder, Alex Iwobi has revealed how he reacts to Social media hate comments, as he gathers more experience in the game.

The Fulham FC midfielder made reference to how he was constantly abused by Everton fans following his arrival from Arsenal in 2019.

The Toffees forked out around €40m to secure the services of the Nigerian from Arsenal but the midfielder struggled in his first few months at the Goodison Park.

Iwobi later established himself at the Merseyside and became a regular mention in the starting XI until his departure on transfer deadline day.

At 27, the Nigerian International is now a matured player who does not think too much about negativity from fans during difficult spells.

“When you’re coming onto the scene and doing well, you see fans on social media and in the comments, and you want to see people hyping you up,” Iwobi said in an interview with Forbes.

“I’ve also had the hate—that you’re not good enough. When I moved to Everton, there was a high fee (around €40 million or $42 million). Everyone said he costs so much and hasn’t done much. His value is way too high. I’ve seen it all. I’ve seen both sides. Now, I’m at an age where I don’t look at it anymore.” Iwobi said .

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