Everton Boss Provides Update On Iwobi's Fitness Ahead Of Trip To Aston Villa
Published: August 22, 2019
Everton Boss Provides Update On Iwobi's Fitness Ahead Of Trip To Aston Villa
Everton boss Marco Silva has provided an update on the fitness of Alex Iwobi ahead of tomorrow evening's Premier League clash against Aston Villa at Villa Park.

The Portuguese manager suggested that the Nigeria international is not in tiptop condition as he didn't take part in pre-season training before his move to The Toffees on deadline day.

Iwobi was a non-playing substitute as Everton registered their first win of the new season against Watford and Silva has hinted that the Super Eagles star won't go the distance if he is given a run-out against Villa.

When asked if Iwobi is looking forward to making his debut Silva told reporters on Thursday afternoon : ''Yes of course! For sure he's looking forward to it, and we all are.

"But he started really late, just now it's his second week working with the team and he didn't have a pre-season.

"We have to take care about the situation giving him enough time to get fitter.

"Of course if we need him during the games he is available to help us. Not for 90 minutes, but he's getting better. If I decide, he'll be ready to help.''

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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