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Everton coach Banitez pushes me to the limit, says ​Iwobi

Everton star, Alex Iwobi, has praised new boss Rafa Benitez for instilling belief in him again.

Iwobi has been impressive since the start of the campaign, netting a goal and assist in two starts and two substitute appearances so far this term.

The Toffees have seven points from their first three league matches, giving coach Benitez the ideal start to life as manager.

“The manager is always talking to me and trying to help me,” the 25-year-old told evertontv. “It’s helped me a lot so far this season.

“It’s not just me, of course, but the whole team [he speaks to].

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“My confidence is playing a big part, too. I’m pushing a bit more up the field and getting involved in attacks.

“I just need to add more goals and assists, like the manager wants.

“With the manager, he doesn’t give us any rest, he’s onto us 24/7. This is what we need.

“You can see everyone’s playing with a lot of confidence. That big motivation is there [to continue achieving positive results].

“We’ve started off very well, but we have to keep going until the end. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.”

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