Alex Iwobi feels like he has found a”new home” in Everton following his Deadline Day movement and discuses the way he’s accommodated Merseyside.
The made a last-minute move to Goodison Park a month, which makes Arsenal – where he has played since age eight – to combine Everton to get a #35m charge.
The international claims he has settled in nicely to his new environment, but doesn’t believe there’s a lot of gap between Liverpool and London.
He advised Soccer Saturday:”It is so far, so good, I feel as if I’ve got a new home and I’m really comfortable here.
“I got a few phone calls [about the deal] and talked to my representative – it took on a day of speaking to the manager and talking to Marcel Brands. It was not really hard and I got confident.
“I was very comfortable [in Arsenal] and that I had been on vacation so I didn’t think about any movement. I thought about whether this could be a chance for me to improve myself as a player and got the phone. I presumed this was a major opportunity and I should not turn it down. I have no regrets about this choice.
“The ambition that Marco Silva has also persuaded me to come – the drive, what he wants to achieve and the way he watched me in his plans, I feel like I’m able to help him do that. In training, he demanding, always attempting to find the best and it is great for the team.
“I haven’t noticed a great deal of difference [between Liverpool and London] however what I struggle with is your accent here. If Duncan [Ferguson] was talking to me at first, I had to listen and engage and that I wasn’t certain so I just agreed what he’d said. It’s adapting to this but it is almost the same as being in London.
“So far, I’ve been treated really well. It’s a family and everyone treats you like familymembers. Although it’s different to Arsenal, I am enjoying it.”
Iwobi has made three appearances for Everton thus far and has scored double – both headers. The 23-year-old admits it is not his method of finding the web, but is pleased to get off the mark due to his new team.
“To score against Lincoln and dent against squirrels along with my head, that is a bit different, it is a great feeling and hopefully there is more to come,” he further added.
“I just formally had one header for Arsenal two per week is not bad. We had a couple of drills using crossing and completing and also my heading was not the best – that I had some that went crazy. So for me to score two, they were laughing at me saying’wow’. But as long as it goes in, it does not matter, that is what I told them.
“Wherever I go, I will always do my best for the club and Everton are the club I’m representing. I’m at home and I’ll always need to show them that I feel as a Evertonian now.”
Next up for Everton is really a visit to Bournemouth – live on Sky Sports – however Iwobi understands it will not be an easy game on the shore.
He said:”It’s another game and another significant chance to receive three things. It is not likely to be simple, Bournemouth have got great players as well but we will compete and try and find a outcome.”
Bournemouth vs Everton is live on Super Sunday from 1pm 2pm. Sky Sports clients can watch clips from the live game blog about program and the Sky Sports site. Highlights are also published on the Sky Sports Football YouTube station along with the Sky Sports digital platforms after the final whistle.