Iwobi Advises Benitez On Better Positioning For More Goals

Iwobi Advises Benitez On Better Positioning For More Goals

Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi has indirectly told Everton coach, Rafa Benitez and Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr his preferred position if he's to score more goals.

He made this assertion in an interview with Everton’s official website, where he said that his major aim is to get more goals and assists.

The Nigerian international, who on Saturday equaled Efan Ekoku’s Premier League appearance record (160th) after featuring in their 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa, has been deployed into different positions since he left Arsenal in 2019 for Goodison Park.

He said: “I think playing different roles has helped me to understand the game a bit more, especially those defensive roles. I’m not going to complain – playing right wing-back, right midfield, left midfield, I’ll play anywhere and I’ll always give my best.

“My aim is to get more goals and assists but if I’m asked to do it at right wing-back, then I’ll do it and try my best!

“I think, for Everton, my best position for the team is probably out wide. For my national team, it’s completely different and I do like playing in the midfield as a number 8 or number 10.

“I feel like I can play in any position. For each manager and each team, it’s going to be different.”

This article was most recently revised and updated 1 year ago

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