EPL: Iwobi reveals what lampard told him before 1-0 defeat to Chelsea

Alex Iwobi EVERTON

Everton playmaker, Alex Iwobi, has revealed his conversation with manager Frank Lampard, before a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in their Premier League opener on Saturday.

After the game, Lampard praised Iwobi for his display, specifically pointing out how he dictated the pace in the middle of the park alongside Abdoulaye Doucoure.

Iwobi has revealed what transpired before the first fixture of the season.

“I had a meeting with the manager before the game who told me – especially when we are going on the attack – that I should look around and be aware of my surroundings,” Iwobi told EvertonTV as quoted by the club’s official website.

“It helped me going into the game and I felt like I did okay.“I felt quite comfortable in midfield. The defence was always talking to me and helping me, so I was always in the right positions at the right times.

“The gaffer is always talking to me, motivating me and telling me to go out and express myself, kick on from last season, and I feel like I’ve done that so far. But it’s a long season, it’s a marathon, and there’s a long way to go.”

Iwobi, who managed more completed passes during the game than any other Everton player (38), also discussed how the fans have always pushed and given him the freedom to express himself.

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