Everton: Tony Scott slams Alex Iwobi following Watford defeat

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Tony Scott has been speaking on the All Together Now podcast about Alex Iwobi coming on as well as Anthony Gordon being taken off against Watford.

In what was Everton’s second defeat in a row, the Toffees fans did not hide their disgust in being embarrassed at home to Watford 5-2, booing their side when the fourth and fifth goals went in and this was all while going 2-1 up in the second half.

Is Iwobi good enough for Everton?





Rafa Benitez made the bold decision pre-match to hand 20-year old Anthony Gordon only his second Premier League start of the season, although he was brought off with the Toffees level at 1-1 and replaced by Richarlison who scored Everton’s second, it was the introduction of Iwobi with his side leading which was a frustration.

Scott slammed the decision to bring Iwobi on as well as taking Gordon off.

(7:20) “What you can’t legislate for is bringing your best player off and the Evertonians let it know that they were unhappy with that substitution, Anthony Gordon was Everton’s best player and he took him off and he was roundly booed.

“Because the Evertonians basically told Rafa Benitez that we’re not happy with that because Anthony Gordon was one of our better players and the replacement you bring him on for is not good enough for Everton football club.

“So what did you actually think that was going to happen when you take one of your best players off and bring on a player the fans don’t like, who has done nothing for two years since he’s been there.”

TIF Thoughts on Iwobi…

At the time it was a bizarre decision from Everton to sign Iwobi for such a hefty transfer fee given that his best-attacking return in a single season was three goals and six assists for Arsenal and now, given his dire performances in front of goal at Goodison Park it appears to be yet another huge waste of money by the club.

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Given the sheer volume of high calibre injuries that Everton have experienced this season, it’s understandable to see why Iwobi has been handed further chances to impress at Goodison Park, but now with Richarlison back and on the scoresheet, it’s unlikely that the Nigerian winger will be handed many more minutes, given how great Everton’s other wingers Andros Townsend and Demarai Gray have been.

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