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Udeze Urges Iwobi To Leave Everton

Udeze Urges Iwobi To Leave Everton

Former Nigeria international Ifeanyi Udeze has adviced Alex Iwobi to leave Everton after he was left out of the Toffees’ opening game against Tottenham Hotspur in Sunday’s Premier League.

Iwobi did not make Carlo Ancelotti’s squad which had new signings James Rodriguez, Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure.

The trio made their debuts as Everton beat Spurs 1-0 away thanks to Dominic Calvert-Lewin strike.

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And Udeze has urged Iwobi to start looking for another club positing Rodriguez’s signing will deny him playing time.

“I think Iwobi should look for another club especially with James Rodriguez signed it will be difficult for him to play,” Udeze said on Brila FM.

“Imagine against Tottenham he did not make the bench and even the squad. So for me he should start looking for another club.

“It’s painful for me but as it is I think the best thing is for him to go elsewhere.”

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  • ANIETIE 3 years ago

    Udeze is right for you not to be named on the bench it means u r not even in the plan of the coach for the season.looking at your promising age I think it’s right time to seek for better opportunity elsewhere 

  • If Ancelloti is not playing Iwobi as a 10, then it means the coach has two or more options better than Iwobi in that role. And if he’s not playing Iwobi on the wings either, it also means other squad member bests him on the wings as well. It was so bad Ancelloti did not even list him on the bench.

    Mikel couldn’t compete in CM and had to accept rotation by Mourinho to a DM role, allowing him to spend more than a decade in Chelsea. If Iwobi must insist on a midfield or wing role like he does for the SE, then he must really be competitive or move to another club where he’s the best or one of the best in that position.

    Even in the SE, if a new number 10 player that’s better than him emerges or accepts to play for Nigeria, Iwobi will equally be benched. It’s all about the resources available to a coach. Let’s put sentiments aside. Iwobi is good, but at the moment, he needs to either rise his game or move. Simple.

    • GLORY 3 years ago

      Good talk @ Kel. My issue with some forumites here is, the way they go gun blazing in criticizing Iwobi, despite all the effort, this guy put into giving his best for both country n club, makes one start to suspect their motives. For a player that had never performed, yes we may criticize without reservation but for one who has truly delivered at most times but now going through a trying moment, I think, decency/maturity demands people to measure out how they citicize such players, just why I always respect people like Drey, Oakfield, Pompeii etc. It makes sense to really n truly consider all factors that may have caused such decline if ever there is a decline, This attitude only goes to show you appreciate what such players may have done in the past while encouraging him to a better performance. Now back to your summation that there might have been better players in those positions, Iwobi is used to, here I beg to disagree, for managers prefer certain players, not necessarily because they are better but majorly because they fit the managers style, and other many other reason,of which relationship to the player himself or his agent is one of them. Most of you guys will refuse to accept this but it doesn’t change this fact. If a manager doesn’t like your style or your person, forget it, you will struggle, just about what Nacho is suffering too at Leicester.

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