Super Eagles star, Alex Iwobi is looking to become a regular under Carlo Ancelotti at Everton.
The 23-year-old missed Everton’s first six league matches under the new manager with a hamstring injury but returned to the starting line-up against Watford last weekend.
“I’ve never been injured before and I’m thinking ‘why against Arsenal?’ and ‘why when there is a new manager watching?’” he said.
“What have I done to deserve this luck?’. But I took it on the chin and luckily I have good team-mates, we have good staff, good family around me and so I was able to forget about it quickly and focus on getting back as soon as possible. It was a minor set-back.”
Iwobi added: “Because I’d never had an injury before, I didn’t know what to do.
“Even when I injured myself in the game, I tried to continue, but that is the worst thing I could’ve done.
‘’Everyone has had an injury in their time, so when I got back in they were all telling me what I should do, how I should cope with it, don’t stress on trying to come back too quickly.
‘’It did help me and luckily I was able to recover quicker than usual.
“I was told six weeks but I came back after four.
“I felt a pop in my hamstring and I thought I could play on but I couldn’t so it was weird but hopefully it won’t happen again.”
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Iwobi was on the pitch for 65 minutes at Vicarage Road and hopes to retain his place for this weekend’s encounter with Crystal Palace.
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