Iwobi Should Tell Me His Preferred Position - Ancelotti
Everton Manager, Carlo Ancelotti has urged Alex Iwobi to open up to him on his preferred position.
The Super Eagles midfielder has played different roles for the club since joining from Arsenal in 2019.
Iwobi complained about his role on Instagram in Everton's last game Ancelotti admitted to seeing the post and has told Iwobi to open up to him.
The Former Arsenal star plays as an attacking midfielder for the Super Eagles, he has been deployed in different roles since joining Everton in 2019.
“I read the post. I want to speak to him, of course. I want to know his preferred position because usually, I want to put a player on the pitch where they are comfortable to play, not where they are uncomfortable to play,” Ancelotti said, as per the Guardian.
“If he has an idea of where he prefers to play I have to know, I want to know. I would be delighted to know his preferred position and I’ll put him in his preferred position for sure, no doubt.
“I am going to tell him: ‘Tell me, I am your manager, tell me where you want to play. When I thought to put Pirlo as a holding midfielder I asked him: ‘Do you like to play there or not?’. ‘Yes’, he said to me, ‘I’d love to play there’ and so I put him there.
Iwobi is expected to play a key role in Nigeria's Afcon qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho later this month.