Lampard raves about intelligent, humble player, Iwobi


 

Everton manager, Frank Lampard has once again showered encomium on Alex Iwobi.

Iwobi’s career has received a big boost since Lampard’s arrival at Goodison Park.

The Nigeria international barely featured under Lampard’s predecessor, Rafa Benitez and was constantly criticised by the fans.

The winger is now reborn under the former England international, who took charge after Benitez was sacked early this year.

Iwobi played a crucial role in the Toffees escaping relegation last season playing in a number of different positions.

The 25-year-old also put up a fine display in Everton’s 1-0 defeat to Chelsea last weekend.

“He’s gaining so much respect and backing from the fans, particularly,” Lampard told the club’s official website.

“The benefits of Alex were very clear early in my days of getting here. He’s versatile because of his qualities, and he’s also versatile because of his humility.

“Anything you ask of him, he does it, and he does it really well. He’s an intelligent footballer.

“When I considered moving into central midfield, I asked him about the positions he’s played throughout his career. He literally named pretty much every position on the pitch! He’s done it all.

”He’s never said to me, ‘I need to settle into this position in the end’, which some modern players can. I think he’ll always be a player who can play at a high level in a number of roles,” he said.

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