Silva reveals how he is trying to improve Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Everton manager Marco Silva has revealed how he is trying to improve England U21 forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

The youngster has featured 22 times during Silva’s first season in charge at Goodison Park, and he has chipped in with six goals in all competitions for the Toffees. The Portuguese clearly has faith in the quality of his Calvert-Lewin and is hopeful he can continue to improve and contribute to the first team in the near future.

“Dominic has this quality,” the Blues boss told evertontv. “[With his goal], he is good when he has to keep the ball and after he is a player who is strong in the box and can finalise the actions.

“He has those skills. He is not just a player to attack from deep or run in behind the opponents’ backline. He is really strong in the box. In the air, also.

“Of course, he has to improve and we are working on that. He is able to improve and he is open to learning every day. He is improving in our model as well which is important.

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“His [game awareness] is one of the things he has to improve. He has the physical capacity to do that. And now it is a matter of understanding the right moments to do things, the right moments to close space.

“He is doing well already and he is able to improve in future also.”

The 21-year-old forward will be hoping for game time this weekend as Everton travel to Championship side Millwall in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Silva will be aiming for progression in the Cup, as he looks to ease some of the pressure on his team, with a poor run of form in the Premier League having left the Toffees 11th in the table with just two wins from their last five outings.

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