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Alex Iwobi

By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS 

Alex Iwobi has opened up on his new-found form at Premier League club Everton after he revealed that a private chat with the manager boosted his self-belief.

Iwobi was full of heart and running for Everton  when he played in midfield in front of the defence.

“I had a meeting with the manager (Frank Lampard) before the game (vs Chelsea) 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.

“It helped me going into the game and 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.”

He added: “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.”