Why I changed Iwobi’s position at Everton – Lampard
Everton manager, Frank Lampard, has explained what led him to change Alex Iwobi’s position after he took charge.
Lampard took the role on January 31, 2022, to replace the sacked Rafael Benitez.
After his arrival, Iwobi began to see more game time at Goodison Park.
“When I first came into the club and you’re trying to assess players really quickly, and Alex in training – quiet lad, really good lad, low maintenance – I saw him in training and thought ‘wow, this boy can run,” Lampard told BT Sport’s Between The Lines as quoted by Echo.
“The second ball nature of our game and how important that is, and Alex is in constant motion.
“The other thing about him is that he has a really underrated quality. Those kinds of passes and that awareness – he came through a really good academy at Arsenal.
“Alex came and played as a winger when I first got here, then in midfield as a necessity, you’re thinking what has he got? Loads of energy and can handle the ball, let’s see if he can go in midfield. The minute he’s gone in there for us, he has the ability on the ball.”