Dominic Calvert-Lewin is proving himself to be quite the find for Everton. The youngster scored to seal the Blues’ win over Huddersfield Town over the weekend, and his tireless running has been a big factor for the Toffees in a season that started with him scoring the winning goal in England’s Under-20 World Cup triumph.
Speaking to evertontv, the striker talked about how happy he is playing in the Premier League -
“It [Saturday] was a great day for all of us. We found it tough in the first half. We had some good moments but at times we were frustrated and we know that Huddersfield had a lot of the ball.
“But we came in at half-time knowing that it was still 0-0, there’s everything to play for and we’re at home. We knew that we just had to get out there, get after them and thankfully we got the first goal and then saw out the result.
“I’m thoroughly enjoying it at the moment. Every time I play it’s an experience for myself and it’s a chance to get better and prove myself at this level. [Saturday] showed with the goal and helping Gylfi out to score that I’m enjoying my football.”
With the Blues struggling to create coherent attacking shapes, they have relied on lumping the ball upfront to the tall youngster, who has been involved in 174 aerial duels this season, highest in all five major European leagues. But Everton seem to have struck some form with two big wins -
“Definitely. We’ve got the new manager and we’re winning games as well.
“We have to take confidence into the next games and keep building on the performances and the results.”
The Blues’ next game is the highly-anticipated Merseyside Derby at Anfield this weekend, and DCL is excited to renew hostilities against Liverpool after the two losses he played in last season.
“Obviously with the Merseyside derby coming up on Sunday this was a massive result for us. We go into that game with much more confidence now.
"I don’t know about Liverpool’s result today but no, there is absolutely no fear from our side going into the Merseyside derby now. We have much more confidence after the last two games.”
Meanwhile, he hasn’t forgotten the fun aspect of his game either. In a previous conversation with Soccer AM, he had committed to doing the ‘lawnmower’ celebration after scoring a goal.
True to his word, when he banged in the Blues’ second goal and only his own second of this Premier League season, he pulled the lawnmower out of the shed and revved it up with great glee!
What a goal our first one was. Made up for Gylfi pic.twitter.com/yhvVNQkvcX— Jack (@JM1TTY) December 2, 2017
While DCL is no Romelu Lukaku (yet?), he is proving to be a youngster with great potential and the future seems to be increasingly bright for this Blue.