Everton needs to fight in last 11 Premier League games – Iwobi

Alex Iwobi EVERTON

Alex Iwobi has urged Everton to fight hard as they go into the final 11 Premier League games of the 2021/2022 season.

The Super Eagles midfielder had scored an injury-time goal at Goodison Park to give the home side a win against Newcastle.

His goal sent the entire stadium into a frenzy as Everton bagged three points despite ending the game on 10 men due to a red card issued to Allan.

“For the goal, I just wanted to relax and stay composed,” he said. “It was on my weaker foot as well. The main thing was to hit the target, beat the keeper – and it turned out to be the goal we needed.

“Dominic also did very well to stay composed and wait for me to overlap. I have to give credit to him for assisting me and I was able to slot the ball in the corner.

“In the celebrations, a lot was going on!

“I remember Anthony (Gordon) jumping out in front of me and showing that desire he has for the fans!

“It was an amazing feeling to see our fans like that. We want more of this feeling.

“From minute one until the end the fans were right behind us. If they believe in us, we can only believe, too. It’s great for us.”

On Allan’s red card, Iwobi added, “I felt like it was a yellow. It was quite harsh, but we had to fight on without him.

“He fights for us and he expects us to fight for him, and we managed to do so.”

“We need to go into the final 11 Premier League games and keep showing that fighting spirit, not easing off.

“Hopefully now we can kick on. The main thing is to remain consistent. That is the aim.”

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