Alex Iwobi feels like he’s found a”new house” in Everton after his Deadline Day move and discuses the way he’s accommodated Merseyside.
The made a move to Goodison Park a month, leaving Arsenal – where he’s played since age eight – to unite Everton for a #35m charge.
The Nigeria international claims he has settled in nicely to his new surroundings, but does not believe there’s a lot of difference between Liverpool and London.
He told Soccer Saturday:”It’s so far, so great, I feel as though I have a new home and I’m very comfortable here.
“I got several phone calls [about the deal] and spoke to my representative – it took about a day of speaking to the supervisor and talking to Marcel Brands. It was challenging and I got positive.
“I was very comfortable [at Arsenal] and that I had been on holiday so I did not think of any movement. I thought about if this could be a chance for me to improve myself as a participant and received the call. I thought that this was a big opportunity and it shouldn’t turn down. I have no regrets.
“The ambition that Marco Silva has also persuaded me – the driveway, what he wishes to achieve and how he saw me in his aims, I feel as I am able to help him achieve that. Even he demanding attempting to find the best and it’s fantastic for your team.
“I have not seen much of a gap [between Liverpool and London] however the thing that I struggle with is that the accent . If Duncan [Ferguson] was talking to me I needed to hear and engage and I was not sure so I agreed what he had said. It’s adapting to that but apart from that, 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 family. Though it’s different to Arsenal, I’m enjoying it.”
Iwobi has made three appearances for Everton far and has scored – both headers. The 23-year-old admits it is not his best method of discovering the net, but is pleased to eliminate the mark due to his new club.
“To score against Lincoln and rating against individuals 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 with crossing and completing and also my heading was not the greatest – that I had some that were going . So for me to score 2, they all laughed at me saying’wow’. However, as long as it belongs, it does not matter, that is exactly what I told them.
“Wherever I go, I will always do my best to get your club and Everton would be the club I am representing. I’m at home and I will always want to reveal that I feel as an Evertonian now.”
Up for Everton is a visit to Bournemouth – live on Sky Sports – however Iwobi understands it won’t be a simple match on the shore.
He explained:”It’s another game and another big opportunity to receive three things. It’s not likely to be simple, Bournemouth have got great players as well but we will compete and try and get a result.”
Bournemouth vs Everton is live on Super Sunday from 1pm; kick-off 2pm. In-game clips can be watched by sky Sports customers from the game blog about app and the Sky Sports site. Highlights are also published on the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel along with the Sky Sports platforms soon.
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