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Iwobi makes big admission on the position he feels 'comfortable' playing

Iwobi has played in numerous positions during his career including as a forward, wingback, and recently a midfielder

Alex Iwobi has had a resurgence under Frank Lampard at Everton (IMAGO/PA Images)

Super Eagles star Alex Iwobi has made an admission on the position where he feels comfortable playing on the pitch.

Iwobi starred in central midfield for Everton during their opening Premier League match against Chelsea, putting in an energetic performance alongside Malian midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure.

The 26-year-old has played in several positions during his career, featuring as an attacker during his Arsenal career and famously playing as a wingback last season.

After the Chelsea match, Iwobi stated that he had a conversation with Everton manager Frank Lampard over playing in midfield during the Chelsea match.

The Super Eagles midfielder told EvertonTV that Lampard gave him instructions on what to do when the Toffees are trying to attack Chelsea.

Iwobi said: “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. It helped me going into the game and I felt like I did okay."

Iwobi admitted that he feels comfortable playing in midfield, stating that it helps him to always discuss with both the defence and the attackers during okay.

The Nigerian international further stated that he is looking to build on his success from the 2021/22 season throughout the new season.

“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," Iwobi explained.

“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 has enjoyed considerable success under Frank Lampard, with his resurgence at the business end of the 2021/22 season helping Everton avoid relegation from the Premier League.

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