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Playing for Everton since last summer, Nigerian international winger/forward Alex Iwobi, purchased by Toffees, from Arsenal, on an about 30 million euros transfer fee, commented upon the impact Goodison Park landing had on him:
“This is a whole different game for me. The Evertonians here, not just the players but the fans and staff…everyone wants to give 100 per cent. I am enjoying that side of the game. It has made me a new man in that sense. I wasn’t particularly like that [before coming to Everton] but I have had to buy into it and show more hunger when I am playing and towards the fans. It is good for me. Here, I have to focus tactically when we do not have the ball. I have to track back a bit more, carry out more defensive duties. No matter who I play for, I give 100 per cent. Everton are making me do that and I am enjoying it.
Latest game against Crystal Palace showed we have the fighting spirit and mindset to come back no matter the circumstances. That we can fight and get a result. We will take a lot of positives from the game, even though we went 2-0 down. The way we won it with 10 men, the quality of that counter, was special. And, sometimes, you need a bit of luck. We’ve not had any for the majority of the season, so this could be a turning point for us.
Winning the way we did will definitely give us more confidence going into the next game”.