He wants me to play like Kovacic – Iwobi

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In form Super Eagles and Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi is having the best season with his PL club side and has already equalled his tally of four-goal contributions in 10 games this season – it took him 28 league games to achieve last season.

In an interview with BT Sports Iwobi confirms that manager, Frank Lampard has been pivotal to his progress and reveals that the Everton Boss compared him to Chelsea’s Midfielder Mateo Kovacic during training and encouraged him to model his game around that of the Croatian’s.

“He saw me in training and said I had the attributes of Kovacic (Matteo) whom he worked with at Chelsea. How he would move the ball and pick out passes from different channels,” Iwobi told BT’s Big Football Interview.

Kovacic is not Iwobi’s only motivation as the Nigerian also disclosed that playing as an 8 is one of his preferred position.

Although Iwobi is well known for his versatility as he has played different positions throughout his career, he revealed that playing as a number 8 gives him the freedom to act as a box-to-box midfielder and pop in up with crucial goal contributions more like Frank Lampard during his playing days.

“It’s also one of my best positions because I can play box-to-box and get the chance to score goals, much like what Frank did.”

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