Iwobi Ready To Play Anywhere At Everton


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 NGNewsHub.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.”

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