Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi will not only be bothered about posting a good performance against Brazil on Sunday, but will also be concerned about helping Everton Manager Marco Silva save his job.
The Everton boss has reportedly been handed three matches ultimatum by his employers who are getting worried about the team’s unimpressive run in the season so far.
The Daily Star says Silva has been told he has the next three matches to save his job on Merseyside.
The Portuguese manager has endured a nightmare start to the season with the Toffees, taking just two victories from eight matches played.
Everton, at this early point in the season, find themselves in the relegation zone and Silva has been told time is running out.
Silva had premonition he would be sacked during the international break, following Everton’s lacklustre defeat by Burnley.
Crisis talks are said to have taken place at Goodison, during which the dooms day was delayed but Silva was informed in clear terms the results of the next three games would have large bearing on his future.
Nigeria international Alex Iwobi who joined Everton from Arsenal in August this year for an initial £28 million, rising to £34 million with potential add-ons has blended perfectly and has been impressive in five matches he has played for the side so far.
With the new development however there are strong indications that manager Marco Silva will apply additional pressure on his players with a view to remedy the situation.
Iwobi currently in Singapore ahead of the international friendly against Samba Boys of Brazil is tipped to start and the Gernot Rohr tutored side attempt to perform better than Senegal who only yesterday held the Brazilians to a 1-1 draw.