The Spanish manager who was appointed as the successor to Carlo Ancelotti guided the Toffees to a 1-0 win over Puma UNAM in the Florida Cup at the Camping World Stadium on Wednesday.
Iwobi was involved in the game from the start and he was unlucky not to register his name on the scoresheet before he was replaced in the second half.
Speaking about their pre season form so far, Benitez says he’s impressed with their progress so far and want the team to keep learning and improving.
“We were learning how to manage another way to attack and defend against a different system. And that is a great opportunity for us to grow, to improve. And I think that we did well in the end.”
Everton will now take on Manchester United in another friendly at the Old Trafford on August 7, before kicking off their premier league week later.