It has been a hard few weeks for the Everton squad.
And Alex Iwobi has revealed to the club website what Marco Silva told the Blues over the international break to help inspire their victory over West Ham on Saturday.
“We needed a turning point and I think today is the day,” the Super Eagles of Nigeria star said.
“The manager told us after the international break that we had to be confident, to not feel any sort of pressure.
“He said, ‘Just play and express yourselves and be free’.
“We took that into training… and you can see from the players today, we were able to that in the match.
The 23-year-old has made 7 appearances for Everton since joining from Arsenal in the summer, starting four in the Premier League and has scored one goal.