Walcott lauds great athlete Alex Iwobi

Walcott lauds great athlete Alex Iwobi
Everton's Alex Iwobi

by Staff Reporter

Monday Feb 10, 2020. 11:00

Nigeria international Alex Iwobi has been lauded by his Everton FC teammate Theo Walcott.

The playmaker joined Everton from fellow English side Arsenal FC in August 2019 and Walcott has praised his dedication to training and quickly settling into life at the Liverpool side.

England international Walcott, who is a former Arsenal winger, also stated that he has been impressed by Iwobi’s versatility when speaking on Goal.

“He’s the sort of kid that would settle in anywher. He’s taken to it really well, and what he is doing on the training field is really impressive,” Walcott said.

“He’s just a hard worker, through and through. At times at Arsenal, he was in and out, and he was tried in different positions,” he continued.

“Here, I feel he can express himself a lot more and use his attributes, his skills and his energy. I’m not the manager, but I feel like he likes to be on the ball, be in the middle of the game and express himself.

“He’s a great athlete, he looks after himself. He doesn’t come to the gym with me and Mason [Holgate] yet, but I’ll try my best! He’s a great kid and he’s really settled well,” he added.

“I was really excited when he came having worked with him before. I knew he was always going to fit right in.”

Iwobi has featured in 21 matches across all competitions this season and scored two goals.

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