Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is grabbing lots of headlines these days. He has been in vehement form and retaining the third spot in the leading goal scorers’ list. He scored a couple of goals against San Marino that helped England crush them 5-0 in the ongoing Premier League 2023-2021.
Calvert Lewin would curse his fate for not scoring a hat-trick in that match! But the 24-year-old has no qualms or frustration of not scoring that.
He is all set for producing swashbuckling performances in England’s forthcoming matches in the tournament as well.
Calvert attributes all his success to his hard work and determination. It made him more competitive and one of the most prolific English goal scorers in recent times.
Whenever he is on the pitch all that matters to him is scoring goals for his team.
He concentrates hard and gives his 100% at all matches while representing England National Team at international tournaments or Everton at league matches.
Currently, Dominic Calvert-Lewin retains third spot in Premier League TopScorersFootball List – England 2023/2021.
He is just three goals short of overtaking Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane’s tally of 17-17 goals each this season.
Calvert’s fans are hopeful that the Sheffield-born would surpass their tally soon. They want to see him emerge as the leading goal scorer in the tournament.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin remains unperturbed by admirations or criticisms that go on in the media. He is now enjoying one of the best Premier League seasons of his life and is happy to have performed well for his team.
He feels motivated and inspired when he is able to perform and prove his distracters wrong.
In a span of five years, Calvert-Lewin has become a go-to man for his team—England, and Everton.
He has also learned well to cope with criticism and pressure to perform. Criticisms and media reports neither affect his performance nor make him feel disappointed.
All that the Everton striker looks forward to is scoring goals and contributes to his team’s performance.
Dominick Calvert Lewin — Early Days
Dominick Calvert Lewin made his international debut for England in October 2023, but he has already carved a niche for himself in Football. He represented the England national team in seven matches and scored four goals until now.
Calvert-Lewin was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. He maintained a close rapport with senior English athlete Ryan Cresswell (Centreback — Parkgate) in his early days when the duo resided in Northampton Town. However, Ryan failed to break into the English national side while Calvert-Lewin is now enjoying one of the best phases in his professional life.
The Everton striker was born on 16th March 1997. He was always serious about making a career in Football and represented his local team Sheffield United at just 16. It was only because of his good performances that Everton soon bought him for their side paying a huge fee of £1.5 million in 2016.
The Turning Point In Dominic Calvert Lewin’s Career
Dominick made a very humble start in his career. He played around 12 matches for a local club Sheffield United before getting a nod for his debut for Everton by the then coach David Unsworth.
Dominick Calvert-Lewin feels that his entry into Everton made him more professional and experienced as a player. In his recent interaction with the media, Dominick said “As one moves ahead in life as a professional player and represents a widely-followed team, more will be the scrutiny and pressure to perform.”
But all players have to deal with this. They have to understand the nuances of handling pressure and stay physically and mentally strong to keep on producing one good performance after another.
Every sport is a mental battle per se. Players who realize it early are likely to perform better than the rest.
It was Dominick’s outstanding performance and exceptional professionalism that set the tone of England’s recent match against San Marino in which he successfully scored two goals and contributed to his team’s victory.
However, Dominick believes that everyone is an athlete at the end of the day. Players do make mistakes and go through lean patches, but they have to move on and focus hard on their next outings.
Who Is Calvert-Lewin’s Favorite Player?
Recently, media people asked Calvert Lewin about his favorite player. Though he was initially reluctant, he finally opened up about his favorite player with whom he wants to play the game.
Everton Striker declared that his favorite player is Aston Villa superstar Jack Grealish. Right now, Grealish is recuperating from a nasty injury that made him out-of-action for quite some time.
The Blues number 9 further opined that Grealish is a naturally-gifted footballer with his innate ability to perform as an attacking midfielder. The Everton star further added that Jack Grealish is very passionate about the game but overall he is very calm and composed. Calvert-Lewin also didn’t forget how Jack Grealish set his debut goal up Vs Wales.
Dominick Calvert-Lewin believes that it’s a pure pleasure to watch Jack Grealish play. When Aston Villa star plays, he takes the game to a different level altogether. Such is his capability to contribute to his team.
Meanwhile, it is worthwhile to mention here that Jack Grealish has also been in good form and performed exceedingly well under Dean Smith. Grealish scored seven goals and 12 assists in his 23 outings until now.
The Future Ahead
Calvert Lewin is no doubt an asset for the England National Team. He was a regular member of England’s U–17 World Cup Winning Squad of 2017. Who can forget his crucial goal in the final match that cruised England (U–17) to a famous World Cup win?
Three years later, Dominick Calvert-Lewin made his international debut for the national side. In his very first match, he scored a goal against Wales at a friendly match on 8th October 2023, at Wembley Stadium, in London. And as they say, the rest is history.
The Calvert-Lewin era has just begun. He is set to accomplish much more in the coming football seasons for his side.