Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has showered encomiums on Nigeria forward Alexander Iwobi and other attackers for their contributions to the team’s impressive draw against Liverpool.
Everton hosted the Kops at the Goodison Park on Sunday for the second Merseyside derby of the season and it was the Toffees who should have walked away with the maximum points.
Iwobi and other attackers worked tirelessly to deny Liverpool the chances of building from the back and also created numerous chances to win to restart their season on a good note.
While speaking after the game, Ancelotti told the media that he is satisfied with the contributions of his forwards and believed they were unlucky not to score the decider.
“It wasn’t easy for the strikers but they worked hard, they fought and we had two or three opportunities to score. We were a bit unlucky but it was a good performance and physically, after a long break, it was good. Considering the fact there was no crowd, the intensity was really good in my opinion.” he said.
“The performance was good, we did well defensively. We didn’t concede opportunities, we were focused. We had a big chance to win but against a strong team, we showed good character and personality. It’s what we planned and wanted from the game.”
Iwobi lasts for 88 minutes before he was replaced by Bernard on his 19th premier league appearances for the Toffees.
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