Domonic Calvert-Lewin has discussed his new found ‘belief’ in front of goal as the Everton star continues to enjoy the best goalscoring campaign of his career.
The forward has enjoyed a hugely impressive season at Goodison Park and has scored five goals in his past seven Premier League appearances, taking his tally to a career-best of 15 goals in all competitions.
Calvert-Lewin is beginning to get the goals his industrious and selfless displays have often deserved, the 22-year-old having previously never managed to score double figures in a single campaign.
The youngster admits that work-rate is the ‘bare minimum’ he should offer when leading the line, and has revealed his gratitude for the opportunities he has received at Everton as he continues to develop his game.
“I always give my best, giving my all is the bare minimum of what I can do,” Calvert-Lewin told Evertonfc.com.
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“The feedback from the fans is huge and I am well aware a tackle can lift them when things are getting tough at home.
“I am grateful for the opportunities I have had at Everton. It is a very competitive league and not all young players are allowed to make mistakes or given the exposure I have had.
“There have been times I’ve sat at home after losses looking at myself in the mirror thinking, ‘This is a tough moment’. But those are the times which strengthen you. It is unforgiving…but I would not change a thing. It has been a blessing.”
Calvert-Lewin’s form has led to speculation he could be handed a senior call up to the England squad later this month, whilst he was also rewarded with a new five-year contract as he continues to flourish under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti.
The forward has revealed a new found belief is part of the reason for his recent impressive form, admitting he believes he is ‘going to score in every game’ when taking to the field at present.
“You can work all your life on technical and tactical stuff but no one can prepare you to play in front of thousands of people and handle difficult situations,” he added.
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“I cherish those experiences and they allow you to be able to enjoy these ups even more.
“The experiences I’ve had have led to this form and moment [signing a new contract].
“I have always believed in myself but felt certain things had to happen on the pitch for a little switch to go.
“Now I am going on the pitch fully believing I am going to score in every game and having that belief is a big part of the battle.”