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EPL: Benitez is always trying to help me at Everton – Alex Iwobi

Benitez and Iwobi

Everton forward, Alex Iwobi, has hailed manager Rafa Benitez for his improved form at the start of the season.

The Super Eagles star claims Benitez’s training sessions has impacted his game, as well as the team’s overall performance.

Benitez replaced Carlo Ancelotti at the Goodison Park in June.

Since then, Iwobi has featured in every of Everton’s matches this season and has a goal with an assist to his name already.

Iwobi has started two games in the starting XI and he came on as a substitute in the other two outings.

“The manager is always talking to me and trying to help me,” Iwobi told Everton TV.

“It’s helped me a lot so far this season.

“It’s not just me, of course, but the whole team [he speaks to]. My confidence is playing a big part, too. I’m pushing a bit more up the field and getting involved in attacks.

“I just need to add more goals and assists, like the manager wants. With the manager, he doesn’t give us any rest, he’s onto us 24/7. This is what we need.

“You can see everyone’s playing with a lot of confidence. That big motivation is there [to continue achieving positive results].

“We’ve started off very well, but we have to keep going until the end. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.”

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