Alex Iwobi is eager to master the right wing-back position after starring in Everton’s 3-2 away win against Fulham at the Craven Cottage on Sunday, reports Completesports.com.
Iwobi, 24, has also vowed to give everything for the club, regardless of where he plays.
Nigeria international 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.
Abdoulaye Doucoure scored a third for dominant Everton but the complexion of the game altered after the restart, with Fulham rejuvenated and forcing Iwobi into a defensive assignment he navigated with the assistance of his teammates.
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Iwobi was excellent on the ball by any measure. He supplied five crosses – all on the money – and had his team’s best pass completion rate (87.5 per cent).
He also struck more accurate long balls (five) than any outfield colleague.
“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.
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“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.”Copyright © 2022 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.
“Anywhere he wants me to play, I will be able to do that job”.
Wait oooo, Iwobi, are you sure? What if Ancelloti decides to try you as a center back, or as a goalie? Hehehehe!
Jokes aside, that’s the right attitude to have, my good man.
Be useful to the team anywhere on the left, right and in the middle, as you said.
You’re moving on up, like George Jefferson 🙂
BTW, love the nickname for Doucoure – DOUCS!
Pompei haba! Why would you do this to yourself and reveal your age? 🙂
George Jefferson!!! Oh my God.. Ha ha ha. ‘To a deluxe apartment in the sky; moving all up, Moving all up; to the sky…..’
I love it…..
“WE FINALLY GOT A PIECE OF THE PIEEEEEEEEEEE!”
Deo, used to love watching that show too! Nice memories.
Hahahaha, many reading this cannot relate. The Jeffersons was one of my favorite TV shows in the early to mid 70s, alongside Sanford and Son, Mind Your Language and Love Thy Neighbour ((((Big grin))))
Lol BigD, those were great TV shows!
Really enjoyed LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR! That Indian guy that used to say ” a thousand apologies” cracked me up every time!
Moon lighting was one of the best tv shows back then. But all the above mentioned shows were equally entertaining.
Sportsfan, Bigd, Pompei, what are you guys doing to me ? Oh my goodness: Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis… Kai… Those were the days.
Big up to CARLO ANCELOTTI.
A coach that watches players. And has the courage and confidence to use a player in a role that they can excel in.
A true master of his trade.
MOLTO RISPETTO, ALLENATORE!
Rohr had Iwobi and Aribo plus Kelechi, naturally gifted and talented ballers Who prefer the Ball on Their legs and decided to play rigid and stagnant tactics against SLeone Who had two home based pkayers in the return leg…
To Iwobi, pls anywhere is nowhere ooo. You are a gifted attacking midfielder
Still Iwobi and Kelechi combined to score a nice header that was controversially chalked off for offside. Initially, I thought it was actually an offside, but after watching that clip time and again none of Iwobi and Iheanacho were in an offside position. Besides even if we have 11 Messis and Ronaldos on that Zambisa forest of a stadium in Freetown, no matter the genius of tactics the coach has on his sleeves the boys can never be able to express themselves on that pitch. Still Iwobi, Aribo and Iheanacho didn’t do badly in that encounter. This SuperEagles are not an easy team to beat. They just need to improve on recent results and impose their game on any opponent. I believe this team should be peaking starting from next year. That’s when I feel we will begin to see their true potentials. Iwobi, Ndidi, Aribo, Etebo, Osimhen, Chukwueze, Kalu, Iheanacho are the spine of Rohr’s team. They can only get better from here on.
Ayphillydegreat I tuale, Longest time ooo!! Yea Iheanacho was initially offside before the pass But later a S/L kept him inside and the Goal should have stood