EPL: I want to prove people wrong – Iwobi


Everton playmaker, Alex Iwobi, has admitted his mindset is to “prove people wrong”.

The Super Eagles star produced another fine display as the Toffees beat West Ham United 1-0 in a Premier League fixture on Sunday.

Iwobi was handed his seventh straight start by manager Frank Lampard and after a tale of missed chances, it was his pass that released Neal Maupay to score past Lukasz Fabianski and hand his side their first win of the season.

Speaking after the game, Iwobi told SkySports: “We have been playing really well. The performances were good, it was just about getting the result. It’s good to get a win going into the international break.

“I didn’t get off to a great start. I always have the mindset to prove people wrong. The manager allows me to express myself.”

Meanwhile, Lampard praised Maupay’s goal which was created by Iwobi.

“It’s a fantastic goal,” Lampard told the club’s official website. “A goalscorer’s goal. The first touch is clinical and it’s not easy to keep it tight and get your shot away. You rely on that feeling of a striker and we maybe draw that game if Neal isn’t there.

“Asmir [Begovic] was top-drawer, too. I said beforehand that he’s a first-choice goalkeeper and he showed why with that save at the end. He’s a quality keeper and has proved that today.”

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