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Louis Saha: Alex Iwobi needs to be more clinical

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Only when Iwobi is more clinical and consistent that we’ll see his true quality – Saha

Alex Iwobi moved to Everton on the last day of the last summer transfer window.

The Nigeria international, who joined the Merseyside Blue for a fee around £35m cited the need to shoulder more responsibility as the reason for ending his seven years association with Arsenal.

But after a bright start to the season, the 23-year-old has struggled for form, as his club currently sits 18th in the league.

In a total of 15 games, the former Arsenal player has scored two goals for the Toffees.

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Iwobi’s touches in the final third have always been major concerns, and while Saha, who represented Everton for four years has no qualms with the player’s quality, he posited that there was a need for the player to be more clinical.

“Alex Iwobi was a massive signing for Everton and he will be very important for Everton’s success,” Saha said in an interview with Bwin

“He is an intelligent player, but there is room for improvement. He needs to be more clinical and consistent, only then will we see his true quality.”

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Saha spent 14 years in the English League representing the likes of Tottenham, Everton, Man U, Fulham, Newcastle, and Sunderland, before moving to Lazio, where he retired in 2013.

The Frenchman also discussed how struggling Everton can get better at the end of the season.

He added, “This Everton squad is experiencing problems but the players have the quality to overcome them and have a good season.

“At the moment, the team isn’t decisive enough in attack. Defensively, they need to press better and recover the ball quicker.”

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