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Lacazette Hails Iwobi For Impressive Display In Everton’s Win Vs Fulham

Lacazette Hails Iwobi For Impressive Display In Everton’s Win Vs Fulham

Alexandre Lacazette has compared Alex Iwobi to former Brazil defender Maicon following his display in Everton’s win over Fulham on Sunday.

Iwobi was deployed as a right wing-back in Everton’s 3-2 win at the Craven Cottage.

The 24-year-old has come under intense criticism during his time at Goodison Park for his failure to score goals and create assists.

But perhaps Sunday’s result hints that he is another member of Everton’s squad who has the potential to develop significantly under Ancelotti.

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His performance against Scott Parker’s men highlights how valuable he could prove to be for Everton in a variety of positions.

Following the game, the 24-year-old took to social media to comment on the win and on playing in the new role.

And amongst those to reply was Lacazette. The forward felt compelled to compare his former teammate to one of the world’s best attacking wing-backs of the last couple of decades.

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  • pompei 7 months ago

    Alex Iwobi the wing back! Never would have thought those words would be mentioned in the same sentence, in a million years.
    Lacazette comparing Iwobi to Maicon, Brazil’s legendary right full back/wing back, may seem a bit far fetched to some, but it only confirms what we observed – Iwobi was really, really good in that role against Fulham.
    I think this is the beginning of Iwobi, the box to box midfield metronome. Playing as a wing back will solidify his defensive skills, and increase his stamina levels. He already has the offensive skills. And he has the intelligence and the vision to coordinate offensive moves, and manage the tempo of the game.
    With Nigeria, Iwobi will likely continue to be deployed in the midfield, or on the wings. The aforementioned qualities imbibed playing as a wing back will serve him well.
    Back to Lacazette, he probably misses the service and assists Iwobi routinely provided him while they were together at Arsenal. Lol! Assists have been flatlining for him in recent times. Not enough crosses coming from the wings, or passes coming from midfield. Well, Arsenal’s loss is Everton’s gain!