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Iwobi wants to give Ancelotti 'a migraine' after Fleetwood Town victory

23:52 BST 23/09/2020
Alex Iwobi - Everton
The 24-year-old played from the start to the finish as the Toffees cruised to victory in the third round of the League Cup on Wednesday

Alex Iwobi is hoping to give Everton manager ‘a migraine’ as he seeks regular playing time at the club this season.

The Nigeria international started his first game of the season on Wednesday as the Toffees cruised to a 5-2 win over Fleetwood Town in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Iwobi played the duration of the game with a contribution of a goal and an assist to his name.

After the encounter at Highbury Stadium, the 24-year-old assessed Everton's overall performance as he targets more opportunities in Carlo Ancelotti's team in this term.

"Our performance tonight showed the confidence and the quality we have," Iwobi told Sky Sports.

"We've got strength in depth and were able to rotate the team and get a performance today so it shows we have a good team for the season.

"It was a good experience for me to get 90 minutes under my belt as I'm trying to get fit for all competitions so it was good for the manager to give me the opportunity today.

"Everyone wants to play so hopefully I can give the manager a migraine and get involved as much as I can."

Everton have a date with West Ham United in the fourth round of the competition next week and Iwobi disclosed the Toffees are aiming to win their first silverware since 1995.

"Fleetwood changed their formation in the second half and were more attacking, they're a good team as they showed by getting two goals against us but we were able to withstand that and we were pleased to be going to the next round,” he added.

"We're targeting every competition every season, if you're in it you have to try and win it so hopefully we can beat West Ham as well."