Former Everton player Michael Ball has revealed the reason behind Alex Iwobi struggle at the club, as he casts doubts on the winger’s relevance to the team.
Iwobi joined the Merseysiders in 2019 from Arsenal and has failed to cement his as a regular for the Toffees.
The 25-year-old has featured on the right-wing, the left-wing and in attacking midfield throughout his time with Everton.
The former Arsenal player has scored just four goals and five assists in 66 appearances across all competitions for Everton.
Ball praised Iwobi for his work ethic, but insists he is not good enough tactically to play for the club.
“He’s complained in the past that he’s not playing in his favourite position. What position that is, I’m not too sure,” Ball was quoted by Football Fancast.
“Desire and effort he’s got, he shows it, when he’s playing out of position he does work hard so you can’t fault him on that but I just think his ability, especially under Rafa and under Carlo, tactical wise, lets him down a little bit.”