Alex Iwobi says he is convinced his game will continue to improve under the guidance of Everton boss Marco Silva.
Iwobi praised his manager's demanding work on the training pitches at USM Finch Farm, as he revealed Silva has emphasised his desire for the forward to provide match-winning contributions in the final third.
Nigeria international Iwobi signed from Arsenal, the club he had been with since the age of eight, on transfer deadline day earlier this month.
The 23-year-old made his Everton bow in Friday night’s clash at Aston Villa, coming on as 61st-minute substitute with the Blues a goal behind to Dean Smith’s team.
Iwobi promptly delivered a livewire debut display, showcasing his pace, skill and penetration, and coming agonisingly close to netting his first Everton goal. He struck the bottom of the post with a left-footed effort eight minutes from time.
“Before I came on, the manager said he wanted me to try to add some creativity,” Iwobi told evertontv.
“I felt sharp. And when I struck that ball [that hit the post], I thought it had gone in.
“It’s my aim to try to get more goals and assists.
“I have been working on that in training with the manager and the players, so hopefully I’ll be able to help my team get more goals.
“The manager demands a lot and he always reminds me in training of what I need to do. He’ll keep on helping me and improving me as a player."
Next up for Iwobi and Everton is a Carabao Cup second-round clash against League One Lincoln City on Wednesday night.
Iwobi set out the team’s desire to kick off a strong run in the competition with victory at Sincil Bank, before the Blues return to Premier League action when Wolverhampton Wanderers visit Goodison Park on Sunday.
The forward says he is savouring the prospect of stepping out at the Grand Old Lady for the first time as an Everton player.
“Lincoln is a big game and it is not going to be easy,” said Iwobi.
“We need to put the Villa result to bed and kick on again.
“We want to get a result, go through to the next round and do well in the Carabao Cup.
“Then, hopefully, if I get the chance, it is Wolves at Goodison.
“I haven’t played there yet for Everton, so I’m really looking forward to representing the Blues there.”