Former Everton defender Joseph Yobo supported Alex Iwobi to make an impact on Everton once it is fully installed in Goodison Park.
Yobo has spent almost a decade on Merseyside, and the Nigerian 101 international is now assistant coach of the Super Eagles.
He therefore has every interest in his compatriot finding his best form. So far, Iwobi has failed to find that, systematically following its reported (independent) £ 35 million transfer to Everton from Arsenal
But speaking to Goal.com, Yobo made it clear that Everton will see the best of Iwobi once the winger feels comfortable in his new environment.
“Moving to Everton was a good decision for him because he wanted more playing time. Unfortunately, it takes longer to settle in a new environment because only a few players move to another club and settle in immediately,
“Between his adaptations, he achieved several good performances for Everton. He became familiar with Everton’s game and became one of the key figures on the team before his injury.
“I think we have to be patient with him because we cannot doubt his talent. He has an incredible talent and pace of work. I know he’s going to do more with Everton. “
Everton fans may have started to lose patience with Iwobi in the weeks leading up to the suspension of football. Iwobi’s record with one goal and no Premier League help this season is hardly a rookie’s record of £ 35 million.
It also seems that Carlo Ancelotti will need a little more conviction. Before the league’s suspension, Iwobi had spent two games on the bench and had only played twice since recovering from a hamstring problem.
But as Yobo said, patience could be the key with Iwobi because the Nigerian clearly has immense talent.
Hopefully next season, Everton will be able to see the best of 23 and on a consistent basis.