Iwobi reveals “important talk” he had with Lampard, His new nickname

Alex Iwobi has revealed the influence of Frank Lampard on his recent fine form for Everton.

Iwobi has become an important Player for Everton since the arrival of Lampard and he’s arguably the most improved player.

The Nigerian’s ability to play both in the middle and on the flank, had also made him one of the crowd favorites at Goodison Park.

In a chat with Everton’s matchday programme. Iwobi revealed the conversation he had with Lampard, regarding his best position and how he was able to turn things around.

“It is where I grew up playing, I like to get on the half turn, get the ball forward. I am always trying to play to the attacking players and make something happen.

“When I play infield I get on the ball more and can take it up the pitch. I told him (Lampard) I’d played there for Arsenal but not had the opportunity for Everton, that it’s where I’m most comfortable.

“He tried it and its worked so far, I felt he was half surprised I could run, he called me a machine.

“The manager spoke to me after Leicester about having a bit more tactical awareness. He said it’s nice to have the energy to run and chase and get back, but maybe sometimes preserve it, chill out so you’re not burned out.

“Other than that he said maintain the work ethic because it really helps the crowd engage with the team. Apart from that opening 10-15 minutes against Leicester, when I was literally chasing everything, I have generally got the press right.



“The manager knows I have the ability to press quickly and get back into shape.”

The Nigeria international has appeared in 27 Premier League game for the Toffees this season scoring three goals and providing two assists.

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