After receiving high praise for his outstanding performances during the Toffees’ Premier League playoff run the previous season, Alex Iwobi is motivated to keep giving Everton his all.
The Nigerian international was essential to Frank Lampard’s team’s successful defense of their top-flight place in the final stages of the 2021–2022 campaign.
The majority of the fans, who were critical of Iwobi’s performances after his transfer from Arsenal two years ago, came to appreciate him for his unwavering work ethic.
The 25-year-old not only started the Merseysideiders’ final 12 games of the season, but also participated in every minute of those contests as an Everton player.
Iwobi wants to perform in the same level next season.
Iwobi told evertonfc.com that Evertonians value effort and physical prowess.
“Hopefully my teammates will benefit from that enthusiasm if I have it.
“It’s crucial that I comprehend the local way of life, the fervor for football, and the devotion to Everton.
“Whenever I have the chance, I just give it my all because I love playing and enjoy using football to express myself.
“The manager talked to me about having a little more tactical awareness following the Leicester home game [a 1-1 draw on April 20].
“The manager spoke to me after the Leicester home game [a 1-1 draw on 20 April] about having a bit more tactical awareness.
“He said, ‘It is nice to have the energy to run and chase and get back, but maybe, sometimes, preserve it, chill out, so you’re not burned out’.
“Other than that, he says maintain the work-ethic because it really helps the crowd engage with the team.
“The manager knows I have the ability to press and quickly get back into shape.”