Alex Iwobi feels like he has a ‘new home’ at Everton after Deadline Day move
Alex Iwobi feels like he has discovered a”new house” at Everton following his Deadline Day move and discuses the way he has adapted to Merseyside.
The made a last-minute proceed to Goodison Park a month, leaving Arsenal – where he’s played since age eight – to unite Everton for a #35m fee.
The international says he’s settled in well to his new surroundings, but does not believe there is much gap between London and Liverpool.
He advised Soccer Saturday:”It is so far, so great, I feel as if I have a new home and I’m really comfortable here.
“I got a few phone calls [concerning the bargain ] and talked to my representative – it took on a day of talking to the supervisor and speaking to Marcel Brands. It was not really hard and I got convinced.
“I was very comfortable [in Arsenal] and I had been on vacation so I didn’t think about any move. I thought about whether this would be a chance for me to improve myself and got the phone. I believed that this was a big opportunity and that I should not turn it down. I have no regrets.
“The ambition that Marco Silva has also persuaded me to come – the drive, what he wants to achieve and the way he watched me in his aims, I feel as I’m in a position to help him do that. In training, he demanding, constantly trying to get the most and it’s good for your group.
“I haven’t seen a lot of gap [between Liverpool and London] but the thing that I struggle with is your accent here. When Duncan [Ferguson] was speaking to me I needed to listen and engage and that I wasn’t certain so I simply agreed what he’d said. It is adapting to that but it’s nearly the same as being at London.
“So far, I have been treated very well. It’s a family and everybody treats you like familymembers. Even though it’s different to Arsenal, I’m enjoying it.”
Iwobi has scored and has made three appearances for Everton so much – . The 23-year-old admits that it is not his way of discovering the web, but is pleased to eliminate the mark due to his new club.
“To score against Lincoln and rating against Wolves with my mind, which is a bit different, it’s a great feeling and there is more to come,” he further added.
“I only officially had just one header for Arsenal so two in a week is not bad. We had a couple of drills using crossing and completing and my heading wasn’t the best – I had a few that went wild. So for me they were laughing at me saying’wow’. But as long as it belongs, it does not matter, that is what they told them.
“Wherever I go, I’ll always do my best to get your club and Everton are the club I’m representing. I feel at home and I’ll always need to show them that I feel as an Evertonian now.”
Next up for Everton is really a trip to Bournemouth – live on Sky Sports – but Iwobi understands it will not be an easy match on the south shore.
He said:”It’s another game and another huge opportunity to receive three factors. It is not likely to be easy, Bournemouth have got great players too but we will compete and try and find a result.”
Bournemouth vs Everton is live on Super Sunday from 1pm 2pm. In-game clips can be watched by sky Sports clients from the game site about the Sky Sports site and app. Highlights will be printed on the Sky Sports electronic programs and the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel soon after the last whistle.