Iwobi speaks on ‘fighting’ from Arsenal and now Everton
- rejects talks of pressure ahead of must win game vs Bournemouth
Nigerian midfielder Alex Iwobi has spoken of the similarities between fighting for honours from Arsenal and fighting for survival with Everton FC.
The former Arsenal FC man’s comments is in view of the make or mar English Premier League game between Everton and Bournemouth on Sunday May 28, 2023.
Iwobi and his Everton teammates must fight to win the game to retain their Premier League status or risk relegation to the second tier.
Ahead of the final game of the 2022/2023 English Premier League season, the Toffees sit in 17th place on the log, two points above Leicester City and Leeds United.
Bournemouth will stand in the way of Everton’s march to topflight safety at Goddison Park and Iwobi will again be key to their chances of survival.
“You are fighting for something. At Arsenal, you were fighting to play in the Champions League or the Europa League final, just fighting for something,” Iwobi said to Liverpool Echo.
“The same way now, we are fighting to stay in the Premier League. They are still big games.
“It’s different circumstances but you are still fighting. It’s not necessarily a different pressure, not for me.”You go into every game and you want to win. If you win, you achieve something. If you won at Arsenal, it meant you would get into the Champions League. If we win this game, we stay in the Premier League.”
One worrying statistic for Iwobi and Everton FC will be the clubs recent poor results on the final day of the season.
The Toffees have drawn one and lost five of their last six encounters on the closing weekend but will have to fight here to stay in the top-flight for the 2023/2024 season.