Alex Iwobi had a splendid performance against Leeds United in Everton 3-0 win. The former Arsenal star received plenty of praise from Frank Lampard for his role in the victory.
Nigerians didn’t see much of Alex Iwobi during the Africa Cup of Nations. The Super Eagles star had a tournament to forget as he was sent off a few minutes after coming on the pitch against Tunisia. The Everton midfielder was a sub while Nigeria was chasing the game, but he soon got his marching orders in a match Nigerians accused the referee of bias.
Iwobi apologised to Nigerians and promised to be back bigger, better and stronger. The World Cup qualifier against Ghana presents another chance for Iwobi.
The playoffs come up next month, and news concerning Iwobi is heartwarming.
Iwobi has received praise from the new Everton manager for his attitude and performance. The former Arsenal player, according to Lampard, seems to have received a new lease of life.
Iwobi impresses against Leeds United, makes a demand of Lampard
If Emmanuel Amuneke watched the game between Everton and Leeds United, he must have been licking his lips at the display by the Nigerian midfielder Alex Iwobi.
Iwobi was instrumental to the 3-0 route of Leeds, and his manager Frank Lampard was impressed by his performance in the victory. Lampard believes that the performance by the former Arsenal man was a demand from Iwobi. Lampard believes it is a performance that demands a constant feature in the starting line-up for Everton.
Alex Iwobi will also expect to feature more for the Super Eagles, and his performance against Leeds is a direct call to the handlers of the national team that he should be playing regularly for the team.
A new start and praise for Iwobi
Lampard said that he is open-minded about picking players for matches. According to the former Chelsea manager, it is a restart for the entire squad.
In the 3-0 victory over Leeds United, Iwobi played on the right-wing. The Super Eagles star put in a solid shift at Goodison Park to hand Lampard his first league victory at the helm. Goals from Seamus Coleman, Michael Keane and Anthony Gordon was enough to seal three points for Everton.
Lampard revealed that he was open-minded to selecting players.
He claims Iwobi has trained at a high level. Lampard said that the Nigerian star is a quiet lad, keeps his head down, trains with talent and work ethic. Lampard believes that with the way the team formation was changed and playing with wide-men, Iwobi has with his performance demanded a place in the team.
Lampard also advised the former Arsenal man. He said Iwobi should believe in himself. Lampard claims to believe in Iwobi, and he made Iwobi understand that before the game.
According to Lampard, playing on the wings against Leeds was a tough job with plenty of work to do off the ball, and Iwobi did everything.
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