Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton is fast becoming one of the most talked-about strikers in Europe, especially since the 2019-2020 season in which he finished the season as one of the top scorers in the Premier League. This season, the 23-year-old English striker has picked up from where he ended last season by banging in the goals as much as possible.
Though his goal tally for last season is better than that of this season, Dominic Calvert-Lewin remains one of the fiercest strikers in the Premier League.
So far this season, the Everton talisman has played 24 Premier League games in which he scored 13 goals and provided three assists. His goals in the league have not only made him the 4th highest goalscorer in the league, but the goals have also helped Everton to remain a strong contender for a top-four finish.
Currently, Everton are sitting on the 6th spot on the league table with 46 points in 27 games, after recording 14 wins, 4 draws, and 9 defeats. They are just 4 points behind 4th placed Chelsea with a game in hand.
Though Dominic Calvert-Lewin has not been scoring in recent games, his input in Carlo Ancelotti’s squad can not be overemphasized as far as this season is concerned. This has helped him to maintain his status as the main star of the team.
In an interview with Sky Sports recently, Calvert-Lewin said one of the things that kept him going is his desire to prove people wrong. The England international who is expected to lead Everton attack in a Premier League match against Burnley on Saturday, March 13, at 18:30, says he always believes that he belongs at the level he is in his football career. Hence, people who don’t believe in him don’t affect his game.
“I think it’s important that you use it as a motivation and a source of inspiration to become better and prove to people that you are who you are, and you deserve to be where you are.
“I have always believed that I belonged here and belong where I am today and that with the work rate and the desire to keep achieving and getting better I would eventually get to this level. I am proud of myself for overcoming adversity.
“No matter how good you are, or what level you get to, there’s always going to be people that don’t think you are very good or have their opinion to say. So for me, I take it in, and I quite enjoy it now. I feed off it more than anything.”
Besides helping Everton to compete in the Premier League and other competitions, Dominic Calvert-Lewin is currently competing with Harry Kane both in the league and in England’s national team.
Harry Kane has scored 16 league goals so far this season while Calvert-Lewin is on 13. The 27-year-old Tottenham star is the first choice striker and captain of the England national team. While Calvert-Lewin played for the team for the first time on October 8, 2020. Since then, he has managed to score two goals in three games.
Hence, the 23-year-old Everton’s star said he is determined to score more variety of goals to be a more rounded striker.
He said: “I think I want to become more rounded, I want to keep honing my skills and fine-tuning the qualities that I have. And scoring more goals – every striker wants to score more goals.
“For me, when I don’t score goals, it’s about affecting games like I have been doing more often than not.
“I’ve shown that I can be lethal in the six-yard box and get on the end of crosses and things like that but adding another string to my bow is what I am always looking to try and do.
“That’s adding different types of goals to my game which will ultimately, at the end of the season, when you check how many goals you’ve got, it will add to that grand total.”
Dominic Calvert-Lewin who joined Everton from Sheffield United on January 3, 2016, has scored a total number of 18 goals and provided 4 assists in 29 games in all competitions for Everton so far this season.
1 – Everton have only failed to score in one of their 12 Premier League away games this season, fewer than any other side. Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored eight of their 20 away league goals so far this term. Danger.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 4, 2021