NIGERIA’S Alex Iwobi, acknowledges he has not lived up to expectations at Goodison Park and wishes to improve his art in the remainder of the season.
Nigeria’s legacy at Everton is enriched by the performances of Joseph Yobo and Yakubu Aiyegbeni, the former being an alternate skipper of The Toffees in his time at the club.
Iwobi has featured 22 times in all competitions for Everton scoring just two goals and one assist, a far cry from the standard of a player brought in from Arsenal on a £35 million fee.
“I’m no longer that young prospect, that young talent. I have to show why there was so much hype about me,” Iwobi told the Daily Mail.
“The only way you can do that is in games. I feel I’m at that time in my career when I need to start doing that. I need to up my stats a bit more, improve a bit more. That will come. I’m looking forward to restarting the season so I can prove myself.”
ALSO READ: Chelsea complete Timo Werner signing
Iwobi also spoke on former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and current Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti.
“Both of them [Wenger and Ancelotti] want to play football, to get forward the quickest way but also keep the ball,” he said.
“As people, they are really patient. They don’t say a lot but when they do, it’s with a lot of wisdom. All managers are different. Some have a temper and give you the hot treatment, these two are calm and collected.”