Former England international Paul Robinson has stated that Alex Iwobi will find it difficult to play on a regular basis at Everton following his poor display in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Southampton.
Robinson insisted that Iwobi did not take” his chance in the absence of Richarlison in what was a “very disappointing” loss to Southampton.
The 24-year-old made his first start of the campaign in the absence of Richarlison but failed to make much impact in the game.
The Nigeria international was replaced at half-time by Brazil winger Bernard.
Robinson says that the substitution at the break “tells you a lot” about the manager’s thoughts on the player.
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“Iwobi is going to find it difficult to break into this Everton team after his display at the weekend,” Robinson told Football Insider.
“He was given his opportunity against Southampton and he did not take it, which is evident from Ancelotti’s bringing him off at half time.
“Everton were very disappointing and that was a game that they would have earmarked to win.
“Iwobi was given his opportunity in a team that was playing really well, let’s not forget. He was was not brought into a side that was struggling. This was a team that was top of the league and undefeated.
“It was not like he was not expected to be the star performer so it was a real opportunity missed for him. It tells you a lot if the manager drags you at half-time.”
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