Former Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has hailed the performance of Alex Iwobi in Everton’s goalless draw against Liverpool in their Merseyside derby in the English Premier League today.
Iwobi has been a revelation at the club since Frank Lampard took over the helm of affairs last season helping the side avoid relegation with impressive displays wherever he was deployed.
The Nigeria international was in the heart of Everton’s midfield against their city rivals and put up a performance that has been commended by not just fans of the club or pundits but by the former Nigerian midfielder and gaffer.
Reacting to Iwobi’s performance, Oliseh says he’s been impressed with the Nigerian not just against Liverpool but in recent months.
“Alex Iwobi’s performance today especially and in recent months has me excited and makes me so proud as a compatriot. Vision, physical, clairvoyance, pace, aggressive and above all, he has found total belief in his capabilities.This is great for ‘Naija’ & Everton. Bravo Lampard and Alex!!,” Oliseh tweeted.
The Toffees are yet to get into their stride this season. They’ve only been able to garner four points from six league games this campaign thanks to four draws and two losses.
Despite Everton’s poor start to the campaign, Iwobi has always been singled out for praise along with Anthony Gordon who has been impressive for the side this season.
Former Liverpool and England U-17 player Jason Banton also hailed Iwobi’s understanding of the sport, “When iwobi passes a ball you know he came through a proper academy,” Banton tweeted.