'They saw’: James Tarkowski praises Alex Iwobi for Man City performance, he loved his energy

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'They saw’: James Tarkowski praises Alex Iwobi for Man City performance, he loved his energy

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Everton defender James Tarkowski has praised teammate Alex Iwobi for his performance against Manchester City last Sunday.

Indeed, the centre-back states that although the result was disappointing, he believes that the Everton fans saw the right attitude from the players.

The game looked to be beyond Everton just six minutes into the second half as an Ilkay Gundogan free-kick made it 3-0 to the visitors, £35m man Alex Iwobi however, could still be seen pressing deep well into added time.

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The work rate of the players was clearly appreciated by the Goodison crowd, who vocally backed Sean Dyche’s side at full-time, a gesture acknowledged by Tarkowski.

Speaking via the official Everton website, the defender said: “They (the fans) saw the attitude, even in the 95th minute, Alex Iwobi sprinting across the pitch pressing. Patto (Nathan Patterson) in the corner winning the tackle.

We won’t let the City result knock us back. The fans saw the attitude and desire within the players to keep doing their job no matter the score.

We will need that support from the fans for the next two games, too.”

Iwobi work rate needed by entire Everton XI as PL survival battle nears its end

Indeed, there is no doubt that City were the better side on the day, despite a very good performance from Everton.

The Toffees had kept Pep Guardiola’s side at bay for much of the opening period, but a moment of brilliance from Ilkay Gundogan changed the complexion of the game, and Everton quickly found themselves two goals down.

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However, despite the sucker punch, the attitude of Everton’s players never wavered, and it is this commitment that the Goodison crowd will appreciate.

With just two games remaining of the season, Everton’s Premier League safety is in their own hands with a trip to Wolves this Saturday.

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