Nigerian Forward Alex Iwobi Confident Everton Will Escape Relegation

Nigerian Forward Alex Iwobi Confident Everton Will Escape Relegation

  • Iwobi is confident that Everton will survive their bad run of form and escape relegation at the end of the season
  • The Nigerian has become a regular player since Frank Lampard took over from the besieged Rafael Benitez
  • Everton play Frank Lampard’s former side, Chelsea, this weekend hoping for a major upset in their pursuit of safety

Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi is enjoying his current time at Everton despite the club’s struggles. Iwobi has managed to be a regular starter under Frank Lampard and he is relishing every moment of it.

Everton are faced with the grim prospect of dropping down to the Championship next season. The Toffees are currently number 18 with 29 points. They are two points shy of Burnley in the 17th spot. The only glimmer of hope is that they have played a game less than their direct rivals.

Alex Iwobi, Anthony Gordon, Richarlison, Everton, Goodison Park
Anthony Gordon celebrates with Richarlison and Alex Iwobi during the Premier League match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park. Photo by Simon Stacpoole
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Tough games are however coming in thick and fast for Frank Lampard. After a controversial Merseyside loss last weekend, the Chelsea legend will entertain his former club at Goodison Park.

Iwobi keen on making memories at Everton

Speaking to the official club website, Iwobi narrated how his first years at Everton were hard.

My first couple of years here weren’t the greatest, but this is my best period at Everton. I want to use it as a platform to kick on and make more positive memories with this club. I want to win something with Everton. And do my best for the club.

The Merseyside Blues have endured a tough campaign that has seen them stare at the jaws of relegation repeatedly. The hiring of former Liverpool and Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez didn’t work out and he was subsequently fired.

Frank Lampard was roped in to stem the rot but so far, with each passing game week, the situation looks dimmer. Iwobi however believes that Everton can pull it off and survive.

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There is a lot of belief in the squad, we are ready to fight. Even with the players not playing, their mentality has been professional and elite. It’s a proper family right now, and that is helping us push through games.

Lampard’s side face Chelsea who are pretty comfortable with their season’s objectives. It will be the first time that he is facing his former side after the unceremonial sacking last year. His departure paved way for the appointment of Thomas Tuchel who led the club to European glory.

Manchester United chasing Osimhen

Sports Brief is also following up on Iwobi’s national teammate Victor Osimhen's possible move to Manchester United. The Red Devils are understood to be ready to offer Napoli’s asking fee of 84 million euros to bring the Super Eagles striker to Old Trafford

Source: Sports Brief News