Everton coach, Frank Lampard says he believes in Super Eagles player, Alex Iwobi, as he urged the star to also believe in himself to thrive at the club.
Lampard said this after
the Nigerian sterling performance for Everton in their 3-0 win over Leed United at Goodison Park on Saturday February 12.
Captain Seamus Coleman scored the opener before Michael Keane headed in the second. Anthony Gordon ended a run of six league games without a win as he scored the third goal.
For Iwobi, the match was his first EPL start for Everton under Lampard, and he did impress his coach and his team, having failed to prove himself under both Marco Silva, Carlo Ancelotti, and Rafa Benitez since his arrival from Arsenal in 2019 for £35m.
“Alex (Iwobi) demanded a place in the team with his performance and he just needs to believe in himself,” Lampard said after his side’s emphatic win over Leeds on Saturday.
“I certainly believe in him.
“One of the beauties of coming in like this is it’s a restart for everybody.
“What Alex (Iwobi) has done is that he trained at a great level.
“He demanded a place in the team with his performance. He had to do a lot of work off the ball and he did everything.”
The win means the Toffees move to within a point of 15th-placed Leeds and they are now five points clear of the relegation zone.