Thursday Dec 17, 2020. 16:00
Nigeria international Alex Iwobi has been praised by Everton FC manager Carlo Ancelotti following the team’s win over Leceister City.
The attacking midfielder grabbed an assist in Everton’s 2-0 win against Leicester City in an English Premier League match at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday.
Ancelotti feels that Iwobi is in his best form since the Italian tactician’s appointment as manager of the Toffees 12 months ago.
Iwobi provided an assist for the visitors’ opening goal netted by Richarlison in the 21st minute.
“It’s his [Iwobi’s] best moment since I arrived [at Everton]. He is showing confidence, is really good in one-versus-one situations and is working hard,” Ancelotti told the club’s official website.
“The key is to work hard – the team is working hard. I said to the players that we have to be satisfied for tonight but we have to work and we have to improve.”
Iwobi returned to his preferred position as an attacking midfielder against Leicester after being deployed as a full-back in recent weeks.
The 24-year-old operated as a right wing-back position for Everton with full-back Seamus Coleman out injured.
Iwobi has made 12 appearances in the Premier League this season and provided two assists in the process.
He is expected to start when Everton host his former side Arsenal in a league game at Goodison Park on Saturday.