Gabby Agbonlahor has said that Ben Godfrey will not be happy playing as a full-back for Everton in the near future after he played at left-back in the Goodison Park faithful’s 2-0 away win at Leicester City in the Premier League.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Aston Villa striker was asked about what he made of the former Norwich City ace having to play in a different role for the Merseyside club:
“He’d love to be a centre-back and play at centre-back.
“But when you get the chance to go from Norwich to Everton, you play wherever you told to play and that’s the attitude you need.
“You can adapt. He won’t be happy playing full-back but you have to adapt.
“He’s not being asked to run the length of the pitch and put in crosses with his left foot. He’s being asked to defend and pass the ball to players that can do that.
“I think he’s been a great addition to the squad and I’m sure the club are glad they signed him because they needed him whilst there’s been so many injuries.”
Godfrey has been ‘tremendous’ out of position so far
Godfrey has been nothing short of ‘tremendous’ so far having being asked by Carlo Ancelotti to play as a full-back in both of the wins against Chelsea and now the Foxes last night.
Should Godfrey start for Everton?
Against Brendan Rodgers’ team, the England U21 international won five out of his six duels in the game, and also managed to make one clearance, one interception and three tackles in the clash (Sofascore).
The 22 year-old offers the Toffees more solidarity in that position being a central defender by trade, and it is certainly not a consequence that the Blues have kept two clean sheets in their last two matches while playing him in a full-back role.
EFC will be hoping to make it three clean sheets and three wins from three against Arsenal on Saturday evening, with Godfrey very likely to take up a full-back position once more.
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