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Benitez admits likeness for Iwobi ahead of Premier League meeting with Burnley

Everton coach Rafa Benitez has openly admitted that he is impressed with Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi ahead of their Premier League meeting with Burnley on Monday.

Iwobi, 25, had picked up an injury during Everton’s Carabao Cup game against Huddersfield last month but kept playing until the last minute as they won 2-1.

Benitez says he liked Iwobi’s character and determination with regards to his efforts to stay on and help his team despite the injury.

“I want to say, also, how much I liked the character and determination of Alex Iwobi when he was hurt against Huddersfield but stayed on the pitch to help his teammates,” Benitez said as quoted by the club’s official website.

In a recent interview, Iwobi credited Benitez for his improved form at the start of the season, saying: “The manager is always talking to me and trying to help me. It’s helped me a lot so far this season.”

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