Exclusive: Robinson rips into 'Frustrating' Everton player over one aspect of his game
Paul Robinson ripped into Everton attacker Alex Iwobi over his inability to hold onto the ball.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Tottenham and Blackburn shot-stopper admitted that Iwobi could be frustrating as the ball doesn’t stick with him enough.
The 23-year-old Toffees winger started the 2-1 loss to Leicester City on Sunday but was subbed off in favour of Moise Kean in the 78th minute.
Robinson shared that he thought Iwobi could provide the pace and attacking threat Marco Silva was looking for, but pointed out the player’s end product lets him down.
When asked about Iwobi seemingly being careless in possession against Leicester, Robinson told Football Insider: “He’s frustrating, his ball retention isn’t as good as it should be.
“Silva complained last week or the week before that he didn’t have enough pace going forward so this week he played Iwobi, Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin so the pace up top wasn’t a problem.
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“But not enough sticks with Iwobi, it’s his end product.
“The pace and attacking threat is there, but he is frustrating at times.”
Iwobi arrived at Goodison Park in the summer after the Toffees opted to agree to a deal with Arsenal that could see them spend £34million on his services.
The 23-year-old has featured 15 times across all competitions for Silva’s team this season, scoring two goals and registering one assist in the process.
In his 2018/19 campaign when still with Arsenal, Iwobi racked up six goals as well as registered nine assists across the 51 appearances he made.
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