Thursday Feb 20, 2020. 18:00
Nigeria international Alex Iwobi says he is “getting better every day” under the tutelage of Carlo Ancelotti.
The forward is keen to “get in on the act” after watching fellow widemen Theo Walcott and Bernard score in Everton’s past two English Premier League games.
“I have grown up playing on the left or as a number 10 and he has combined the two [in one position],” Iwobi told the club’s official website.
“It feels natural and I am comfortable in the system, it has been bringing the best from me in training.
“The way he [Ancelotti] tells me to come inside is helping my body position, so I receive the ball in a better place [on the field],” he continued.
“It means my first touch takes me where I should go and I can come infield at the right time to be free and able to turn and play forward.
“He is helping me a lot and I am benefiting in training. I feel I am getting better every day with him.”
Iwobi is set to face his former club, Arsenal in an English Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
“It gives me a lot of joy to be involved in goals and there is no better feeling than scoring,” he added.
“But I like having an impact and being involved in the lead up to a goal, where it might go unnoticed.
“It is good that Theo and Bernard are scoring, it is a healthy challenge, it motivates the team and makes me want to do more to show I should be starting. I want to get in on the act.”