Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has called Alex Iwobi a good player ahead of his team’s Premier League clash against Leeds United on Saturday (today).
Iwobi was deployed in an unfamiliar right-back position in Everton’s 3-2 win over Fulham last weekend.
The Nigeria international thrived in the new position and drew criticism after the match.
“I was happy for his performance [against Fulham]. He did well, ”Ancelotti said during his media interaction on Friday.
“He can fill that position as a winger.
“Iwobi is a good player but he needs to feel that confidence, like everyone else!
“For Alex it is important to feel that there are people who trust him.”
Ancelotti also hinted that he could deploy Iwobi as a left back in later games.
“We are thinking about this. Three centers can still be an option, we have Niels Nkounkou who is young but has a lot of quality ”, he added.
“I think Iwobi can play on the left as a winger, in my opinion. So we’ll see. “