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Carlo Ancelotti Reveal Reason He Plays Alex Iwobi Out Of Position

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It appears that all doesn't seems to be well with Nigerian youngster and his manager, Carlo Ancelotti. 

Alex Iwobi has been vocal in the past few days on social media concerning his playing position at Everton football club. 
If you recall that earlier this week, Alex Iwobi was named among Gernot Rohr squad of players ahead Nigeria's AFCON qualifiers. 

Following the release of the list, the former Arsenal youngster took to Instagram to appreciate the fact that he got the call uo while acknowledging he would he have the opportunity to play in his "preferred position" 

Iwobi message reads: 'Always an honour to get called up for my national team, hopefully I get to play in my preferred position.'
Meanwhile, Everton coach, Carlo Ancelotti has responded to the youngster comment, stating that he's door is open for a conversation with him concerning his playing position. 


Ancelotti said: 'I didn't speak to him but I read the post he did. I want to speak, of course. I want to know his preferred position! Usually I want to put a player on the pitch where they are comfortable to play, not where they are uncomfortable.

'If he has an idea of where he prefers to play I have to know – I want to know! I am delighted to know his preferred position and I'll put him in his preferred position for sure, no doubt. I have to tell him: 'Tell me! I am your manager, tell me where you want to play!'

Alex Iwobi left his boyhood club, Arsenal in 2019 for a fee in region of 40m pounds to Everton. 

Since he arrived at the Goodison Park, Ancelotti has played him out of position on several occasions. 

While stating a case for his decision to play him out of his favourite number 10 role, he added:

'When I thought to put (Andrea) Pirlo as a holding midfielder I asked him 'Do you like to play there or not?' 'Yes,' he said to me. 'I'd love to play there!' So I put him there. If he (Iwobi) wants to play number 10 or number nine I'll put him there, no problem. I can adapt the system.'

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