- Everton attacker Alex Iwobi has opened up on life at the Merseyside club after a difficult start
- He revealed the backing he has received from the fans of the club and how it has helped him
- The Nigerian attributed his early struggles to confidence issues after his move from Arsenal
Nigerian attacker Alex Iwobi has been Everton's best player so far this season having rediscovered a new lease on life under former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.
Iwobi joined Everton from Arsenal ahead of the 2018/19 season and his earlier days were underwhelming but admits he's enjoying life now at the club.
He applauded the Everton fans for sticking by him in difficult moments and helping his confidence grow back with their support and praise when necessary.
Iwobi appreciates Everton fans
Everton were close to getting relegated last season, but the fans inspired a late fightback at the end of the season. Iwobi spoke to Sky Sports, quoted by Liverpool Echo on their importance to him personally.
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"I've had some mad experiences as an Everton player but for them to stick by me and give me the praise I've been getting, I really appreciate it," he said.
Iwobi further spoke on his underwhelming start to life at Everton, nailing it down to confidence issues but admits he feels at home in Merseyside now.
"Maybe it was just a confidence thing and being able to express myself. Embracing the Everton culture was a bit difficult for me, but now I feel like I am one of them and I am at home now." he said.
The Nigerian international has started all 15 games for Everton this season, scored a goal against Manchester United and assisted his teammates on five occasions, according to stats provided by Transfermarkt.
Iwobi set for new contract
Everton are set to reward Iwobi's bright form this season with a new contract and an improved salary as earlier reported by Sports Brief.
His current contract will enter its final year at the end of the season and the club are not taking any chances and will offer him an extension till 2026.
He will also see his salary upped by almost 50% from his current £70,000 to £100,000. A big show of faith in him by the club and manager Frank Lampard.
Source: Sports Brief News