The Nigeria international was one of the Cottagers’ most outstanding stars as they dispatched Steve Cooper’s side with ease
Super Eagles playmaker Alex Iwobi has reserved kind words for Willian after both played key roles in Fulham’s massive 5-0 victory over Nottingham Forest at the Craven Cottage on Wednesday night, Soccernet.ng reports.
Iwobi scored two goals for the first in the Premier League as Fulham recorded their biggest win of the season over the struggling visitors.
Willian provided the assist to the first of Iwobi’s goals, sending a pin-point cross into Forest’s danger area where the Nigerian winger was on hand to direct home for Fulham’s opening goal.
Raul Jiménez scored a goal each either side of the halftime break before Thomas Cairney completed the rout in the 85th minute shortly after Iwobi grabbed his second of the night to hand Forest their eighth loss of the campaign.
Of the several impressive performers across the pitch for Fulham, Iwobi has singled out Willian for praise, highlighting the quality of the former Chelsea talisman despite his advancing age.
“Yeah, I mean we know he’s quality, we see it every time in training and everyone’s seen it in the Premier League,” Iwobi said when asked about the 35-year-old Willian, as per Fulham News.
“Willian’s such a great player, he makes it easy for us because you just run into the box and he’s able to find you nine times out of ten.”
Iwobi now has three goals in 11 appearances for Fulham, having joined from Everton in the summer.
Interestingly, the Nigeria international managed only six goals across four years and 123 league games for Everton, a team he joined from Arsenal in 2019.