Iwobi hopes to help Everton end trophy drought

LEEDS, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Alex Iwobi of Everton during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Everton at Elland Road on February 3, 2021 in Leeds, United Kingdom. (Photo by Paul Greenwood - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Nigeria international, Alex Iwobi, is optimistic he and his teammates can help Everton put an end to their 28-year trophy drought, following his impressive start to the season with the club.

Iwobi joined the Toffees from Arsenal in 2019 for a fee of around £34 million and has been in superb form for the Merseysiders since last season, helping them avoid relegation.

In an extremely tough season, the Toffees had to fight hard to avoid the drop on match-day 27, which they achieved by beating Crystal Palace 3-2 at Goodison Park to make sure they were safe. Iwobi also improved towards the end of the season and became one of Everton's best players, starting all of their last 12 matches.

He has continued his stellar form this season, earning Everton fans' hearts with his work ethic, earning him a goal and five assists in 15 Premier League outings.

With the hope to continue his impressive run when the EPL resumes after the World Cup break, Iwobi says he understands the frustration of the fans.

“Coming to Everton, I know the club is ambitious and trying to achieve something, so, if I can help them, with the rest of the players, that’s what we want to do and we owe it to them,” he said.

Iwobi is currently playing under manager Frank Lampard, with whom he has enjoyed much freedom to operate and also backed his manager to lead Everton out of their struggles.

“I’ll say the club should stick by him. Not just me but all the players appreciate what he has done. He is a hardworking man who puts his job before his family and he’s a very understanding man, so stick by him,” Iwobi told Sky Sports.

Lampard is the sixth manager Iwobi will be playing under at Everton after he was signed by Marcos Silva in 2019.

 

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago

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