Everton manager Rafa Benitez has praised Alex Iwobi’s character and determination after helping the Toffees beat Championship side Huddersfield in last month’s Carabao Cup.
Iwobi endured a fitness problem during last month’s Cup clash with Huddersfield but impressed the Blues boss with his resilience.
Everton were drawing 1-1 with Huddersfield when Moise Kean was sent off just on the hour mark.
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However, despite being seen to be limping, Iwobi remained on the field as Everton went on to win 2-1 thanks to Andros Townsend’s 79th-minute winner.
Lauding Iwobi in his programme notes for Monday’s visit of Burnley, the Spanish coach said: “I want to say how much I liked the character and determination of Alex Iwobi when he was hurt against Huddersfield but stayed on the pitch to help his teammates.
“Tom Davies, too, had a problem in his quadriceps but kept working so hard.”
Iwobi has one goal and one assist so far this season for the Toffees.