Nigeria winger Alex Iwobi admits it is time he raise his game and fulfil his potential, reports Completesports.com
Iwobi, 24, has failed to lived up to the hype he received as youngster breaking through at Arsenal.
The versatile winger linked up with Everton last summer in a £35m move.
He has suffered a stop-start season due to hamstring problems and has not scored since September.
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Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger predicted Iwobi would become a ‘top-class’ player during his early years at the club , but Iwobi , nephew of Bolton legend Austin Jay Jay Okocha is yet to lived up to hype.
‘I’m no longer that young prospect, that young talent,’ Iwobi was quoted by the Daily Mail.
‘I have to show why there was so much hype about me. The only way you can do that is in games. I feel I’m at that time in my career when I need to start doing that. I need to up my stats a bit more, improve a bit more.
‘That will come. I’m looking forward to restarting the season so I can prove myself.’
Iwobi is expected to be in action when Everton take on Liverpool on Sunday (today) in a Premier League game at the Goodison Park.
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