Fans kick against Iwobi right-back role


Anthony Nlebem.

Following Everton’s 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday evening, fans took to social media to question Frank Lampard’s decision to play Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi in the right-back position.

The fans believe that the Toffees lost to Spurs because the former Chelsea manager Lampard played Iwobi in the wrong position, where he could not display his creativity.

Iwobi was in action for 90 minutes but could not do much to salvage the result as Everton succumbed to another Premier League defeat.

Having lost 2-1 to Manchester United last time out, the Toffees were hoping to return to winning ways against Spurs, however, they slumped to another defeat in the Premier League.

Kieren@Stotty101 tweeted “Iwobi going RWB again, did we not see that he can’t play that position last week.”

Other fans said playing the 26-year-old in the wrong position made him ineffective in the match and cost Everton the match.

Claydey@Stoner_VW said, “Lampard should’ve kept Iwobi in midfield. He’s less effective at right back.”

Your Auto Deal Guy @Layqan added, “Lampard drops Iwobi to RB again….obviously this guy doesn’t learn and it will probably also cost him if he continues. You need a goal and you’re dropping your most creative midfielder to RB.”

Jacob @efcjacobz “Putting Iwobi in the RB position is just a waste, he strings pass together extremely well so why take him out of the midfield.”

Lotanna @LotannaDinho questioned the decision to play the Nigerian in the wrong position, “Why is Iwobi playing RB when they are a goal down?”

Everton held off the advances of Tottenham in the first half as it was goalless after the first 45 minutes.

Kane broke the Toffees’ resistance from the penalty spot after being tripped in the area by England team-mate Jordan Pickford, who had failed to hold on to Matt Doherty’s effort.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg added a second late on with a curling strike that took a slight deflection off Iwobi on its way in.

Everton head to St. James’ Park to face Newcastle on Wednesday.