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Iwobi: I Still Have A Lot To Learn Playing Right Wing-Back

Iwobi: I Still Have A Lot To Learn Playing Right Wing-Back

Alex Iwobi says he still has a lot to learn at right wing-back but is eager to master the position.

Iwobi was handed his second Premier League start of the season in a role he had previously occupied only when former team Arsenal were searching for a plan B.

He operated almost exclusively on the front foot in the opening half at Craven Cottage and it was Iwobi’s marauding run which paved the way for Dominic Calvert-Lewin to score his second goal and re-establish Everton’s lead after Bobby Decordova-Reid replied for Fulham.

And commenting on the new role, the Super Eagles star said:”I am a forward-thinking player, I like to get on the ball and express myself,” Iwobi told evertontv.

“We were able to do that quite freely in the first half and had a lot of joy.

“We were very good going forward and created a lot of threats and chances.

“I played right wing-back a couple of times with Arsenal, they wanted me to bomb on and, like I was doing in the first half at Fulham, get crosses in and run down the line with the ball.

“It is not something I have done a lot but anywhere I am told to play, I try to do my best.

“Ben [Godfrey] and James [Rodriguez] and Doucs [Doucoure] were talking to me and made it more comfortable.

“Sometimes, with my defensive position, I wouldn’t know where to be but with them helping and talking it was a lot easier.

“I will take the positives but there are still things I have to learn if I am going to play in this position, especially defensively.

“At least, for me, playing right wing-back, the manager has in his mind, I can play anywhere on the left and right and in the middle.

“Anywhere he wants me to play, I will be able to do that job.

“And wherever I am playing I will give 100 per cent for the Club.”

By James Agberebi 

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  • Your not a right wing back, your an attacking midfielder. The reason you were put there is because the regular wing back was injured (I think). When the full squad is available you mostly start from the bench which is something you need to work on. You need to start more games in your preferred AM, to do that you need to consistently perform by scoring goals and providing assists. Thats the only way the coach will see you as a sure starter every time. Dont let them push you to RWB as they pushed Victor moses. Stand your ground. The super eagles need your creative skills in the attacking midfield. All the best man!

  • The problem I have with iwobi is inconsistency, that shine today flop tomorrow attitude