Everton’s Alex Iwobi has said that he still needs to work on his defensive positioning if he is to continue to play at wing-back, as per his comments to Everton TV.
Iwobi was deployed one the right-hand side of Everton’s defence against Fulham at the weekend, and he produced an impressive display.
The Nigerian helped Everton pick up a 3-2 win at Craven Cottage.
But Iwobi insists that if he is going to play in defence more often then he needs to become smarter in the way he positions himself.
“Sometimes, with my defensive position, I wouldn’t know where to be but with them helping and talking it was a lot easier,” Iwobi said.
“I will take the positives but there are still things I have to learn if I am going to play in this position, especially defensively.
“At least, for me, playing right wing-back, the manager has in his mind, I can play anywhere on the left and right and in the middle.
“Anywhere he wants me to play, I will be able to do that job. And wherever I am playing I will give 100 per cent for the club.”
Iwobi’s versatility is a major asset to him and Everton at this moment in time.
The former Arsenal man had been struggling for game time, but he could now be in with a chance of starting more regularly.
Everton’s victory over Fulham has stopped a run of four winless games, and pushed them back up the table.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side are next in action when they take on Leeds United on Saturday.