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Ancelotti Provides Reasons For Iwobi’s Struggles At Everton

Ancelotti  Provides Reasons For Iwobi’s Struggles At Everton

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti failed to blame Alex Iwobi for his performances for the club this season.

The versatile winger has failed to impress since linking up with Everton from Arsenal on deadline day in 2019.

He has been widely by the club’s supporters and pundits for not doing enough for the Toffees.

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Ancelotti does not feel that way about Iwobi and though acknowledging the attacker has put in some disappointing performances, he laid the blame with the mistakes of the team and not the player.

“I think he had some good performances, and he had some difficult performances: he is part of the squad and after that he had some games where he played really well, and was really helpful for the the team, and in other games I tried to change a little bit the strategy…it didn’t work well but not for his fault, [it was] the team’s fault and the team’s mistakes,” Ancelotti said.

“He is professional, but of course when there is competition sometimes you play and sometimes you are on the bench.”

Asked if he found Iwobi a frustrating player to manage, the Blues boss said: “He is not a frustrating player because he is really professional, really serious, always ready, not at all is he a frustrating player, because he is a really good professional with a fantastic attitude.”

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  • Adewuyi Olaosenikan 3 years ago

    I love this Ancelloti of a coach. He will support a player to the last even when it is clear to the naked eye how rubbish that player is.
    2 seasons at Everton yet Iwobi continues to be inconsistent. Na wa o.

  • Fantastically answerin the question.

  • JimmyBall 3 years ago

    Iwobi is supposed to be established in any team he plays by now… His problem for having not stepped unto the league of elite players stopping just short of the gate is because he has played football excercising too much precaution… he hardly wants to risk mistakes and hence have not been audacious and inventive in games… I could understand that came from playing in a star-studded team like Arsenal… he always was too careful in his plays!

    • At 24 he supposed to be playing good football with a much confidence. Maybe he still needs couple of years

  • @Adewuyi, So you are practically calling Iwobi a “rubbish”. We need to be more civilized with our choice of words. These guys are human beings and they have feelings. That is unacceptable.

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