• I owe my feats to Nigerians – Ademola Lookman

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    I owe my feats to Nigerians – Ademola Lookman

    Published By: Paul Dada

    By Paul Dada

    Hat-trick scoring Super Eagles and Atalanta forward Ademola Lookman, says the support he gets from Nigerians motivates him to do more in his footballing career.

    Lookman’ s stunning hat-trick on Wednesday night in the Europa League final encounter with Bayer Leverkusen’s, ensured the victory of the Serie A side.

    The London-born Nigerian international with his performance in the encounter set a record of  becoming the first player to score a hat-trick in a European final since 1975.

    The 26-year-old who had represented England at youth football levels before switching allegiance to Nigeria, said: “It’s incredible, and I have said this in earlier interviews: the unwavering support and love I get back home is unbelievable; it gives me the motivation to try to inspire myself and try to evolve in different areas, not just in my game but as a person.

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    “It has taken me to a new level. Competing in AFCON this January, unfortunately, we lost in the final, but it catapulted us as Super Eagles, and the support back home is incredible.”

    He also said: “Probably, I’ve always had the confidence to create and score goals and help my teammates.

    “In the past few years, I’ve been able to take my game to a new level and show that on a more consistent basis.

    “I’m pleased with the progress I’ve made, but this is just the beginning. I hope for more nights like this.”


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