Frank Lampard, the manager of Everton, has once more praised Alex Iwobi.
Since Lampard’s arrival at Goodison Park, Iwobi’s career has experienced a significant uptick.
Under Lampard’s predecessor, Rafa Benitez, the Nigerian international played very little and received frequent criticism from the crowd.
Under the former England international, who took over after Benitez was fired early this year, the winger has now experienced a comeback.
Iwobi was instrumental in the Toffees’ ability to avoid relegation by playing a variety of positions last season.
The 25-year-old also performed admirably in Everton’s weekend loss to Chelsea by a score of 1-0.
“He’s gaining so much respect and backing from the fans, particularly,” Lampard told the club’s official website.
“The benefits of Alex were very clear early in my days of getting here. He’s versatile because of his qualities, and he’s also versatile because of his humility.
“Anything you ask of him, he does it, and he does it really well. He’s an intelligent footballer.
“When I considered moving into central midfield, I asked him about the positions he’s played throughout his career. He literally named pretty much every position on the pitch! He’s done it all.
”He’s never said to me, ‘I need to settle into this position in the end’, which some modern players can. I think he’ll always be a player who can play at a high level in a number of roles,” he said.