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DCL ON EVERTON’S SIEGE MENTALITY

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin believes the Everton squad thrives when people write the team off, and the Blues forward is highly motivated to prove those doubters wrong.

The Toffees’ sensational run of form of late has seen the Club seal their top-flight status for a 71st consecutive campaign prior to Friday’s 1-1 draw away to Luton Town.

Calvert-Lewin dispatched from the penalty spot to continue his impressive return to goalscoring form.

“It’s a great feeling. It’s why I want to play football,” he said.

“I always say I love scoring goals, love scoring in front of the away end – it’s nice to do that in front of our fans.

“It was a tough battle; we always knew it was going to be.

“They’re fighting for their lives, so we knew we had to work hard, dig deep and stay disciplined.

“I thought we did that, and we were unlucky not to score a couple more.

“We felt a lot of people were against us [this season]. We fought against that and stuck together.

“With Friday’s game being on TV, I think everyone wanted it to be a bottom of the table scrap, didn’t they? Unlucky.

“We’re obviously happy to be in the position that we are. Not fighting that and being able to come into the game, play with freedom and confidence.

“We didn’t take the three points, but we’re still fighting and want to finish as high as we possibly can.”

After a difficult run of 23 matches without scoring, Calvert-Lewin has sprung back in explosive form.

The 27-year-old has four goals in his last five appearances and credited the support from his manager and teammates for helping bring goals back to his game.

“I’ve had as much [support from the dressing room and manager] as I needed, really. I always reflect on my own performances, and I know when I’m not quite there,” he continued.

“Nobody puts more pressure on me than myself. It’s a good group and they supported me through it.

“I always knew that I was going to score eventually. I was just a matter of time.”

 

His electric form has come at the perfect time not just for Club, but possibly for country as well.

Calvert-Lewin has part of the England squad that reached the European Championship final back in 2021, and with the expansion of squad size to 26 players for the tournament, the forward could quite possibly be on a flight to Germany this summer.

“That’s always my main goal, to play for my country – it’s the best feeling in the world,” Calvert-Lewin added.

and scoring goals and I’ll see where that takes me. I believe that on my day, I belong there.“For now, I’m fit and healthy

 

 

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