Dominic Calvert-Lewin interview

, 02 March, 2022 31comments  |  Jump to last
In an interview with Sky Sports, Dominic Calvert-Lewin opens up on the mental challenges that came with his injury ordeal, the extent of his ambitions to improve, and how childhood favourite Frank Lampard is lifting the gloom at Everton.

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Lee Courtliff
1 Posted 02/03/2022 at 12:52:53
He always comes across very well. A career in the media is an almost certainty after his football days are over.

Brian Murray
2 Posted 02/03/2022 at 12:56:17
Good for him. Any chance of a goal or three?
Dave Williams
3 Posted 02/03/2022 at 13:49:52
Always seems a well mannered, well brought up and intelligent young man who is a credit to his family and our club.

We need him to start scoring goals and we will be safe.

Geoff Lambert
4 Posted 02/03/2022 at 14:40:10
And his other childhood favourite ... Gucci.
Brian Murray
5 Posted 02/03/2022 at 15:27:22
Geoff. Don't skirt around the problem.
Stan Schofield
6 Posted 02/03/2022 at 19:01:21
Geoff, to be honest Everton need every possible image boost they can get, and if a fashionable striker who models clothes and is popular from a marketing angle helps, that's fine.
Robert Williams
7 Posted 02/03/2022 at 19:16:36
Pretty sure we'll be shot of both our efashionardos soon. Talk of Tom going and Dominic off to the Arse. I think he's just biding his time on the bench or the treatment table. Pity tho.
Paul Kossoff
8 Posted 07/03/2022 at 16:40:11
My estimation of him went to zero when I seen him dressed as a school girl in a mens, men's? fashion mag and sporting a pink handbag. I've never rated him above average and if someone is stupid enough to pay £50 million for him then I'll be happy.
Andrew Keatley
9 Posted 07/03/2022 at 17:04:58
Paul (8) - To zero? Really?

Some of the criticism Dominic (and Tom Davies too) gets on here for having a decidedly more adventurous interest in fashion than the average footballer or fan is itself a bit old-fashioned (if you'll forgive the pun).

I like the ambition and courage Dominic displays - on and off the pitch. Hopefully the return of his fitness, form and confidence will coincide with us climbing the table.

Kevin Prytherch
10 Posted 07/03/2022 at 17:08:41
Dominic – bang average, Championship at best.

Lukaku – lazy, doesn't work hard enough

Rodriguez – doesn't track back

Stones – pisses about with the ball too much.

Every time we have a player with a bit of class some of us find something to slate them with.

Get a team full of players like Andros Townsend, we'll walk the Premier League.

Kieran Kinsella
11 Posted 07/03/2022 at 18:45:56
Highly unlikely Tom will get another professional contract once his Everton deal expires. Much like Hibbert, he will probably go about on trials for a bit before officially retiring.

As for Calvert-Lewin, at this point, he could well be just another James Beattie (ie, one good season with a decent not outstanding number of goals,) then gets over-hyped. Last season, we might have been able to mug someone off for £50 million. But if Newcastle overpaid with £25 million for the older Chris Wood, then £25 or £30 million is probably the max we could get for Calvert-Lewin this summer.

Andrew Keatley
12 Posted 07/03/2022 at 19:12:53
Kieran (11) - If we do sell DCL this summer then it will be for at least double what you reckon. Unless his injuries have significantly set him back from the player he was 12 months ago then he’s still a young proven Premier League goalscorer who will attract offers of at least £50 million.
Ray Said
13 Posted 07/03/2022 at 19:14:24
I think he has a great career ahead if he just goes back to the basics of his very good season-stay between the lines of the box (instead of running wide) face the goal on the half turn ready to sprint (rather than facing our defenders ) make runs forward and give the midfielders an opportunity to play you in behind the defenders (don't drop off deep for a touch of the ball).
Bill Gall
14 Posted 08/03/2022 at 15:44:14
Paul #8
The boy is most probably being paid by a fashion company to model their clothes, it doesn't mean he likes them. I understand he wears what young people like, and its been like this for years, where they buy off rack copies and older people say I would not be seen dead in that.
Ben King
15 Posted 23/03/2022 at 22:55:37
And this thread sums Everton up:

We have a recognised Premier League goalscorer but so many of us want to slag him off.

As Kevin #10 alluded to: every time we get someone good, we have to point out their shortcomings first and foremost.

No wonder we don't have good things: we make sure we run them out of town first.

Mike Gaynes
16 Posted 23/03/2022 at 00:07:51
Kieran #11, I'd bet my mortgage against both of those assertions.

Davies will absolutely get another pro contract and several more after that, and will definitely have a long and successful career, although more likely in the Championship than the Premier League.

And Calvert-Lewin had two fine seasons (not just one) before this one was ruined by injury, and he's twice the player of Wood and five years younger, with a contract running three more years. Assuming he's healthy, no way he'll attract less than double Wood's price. No way. And assuming we're still up, I think there's no way we sell him.

Mike Gaynes
17 Posted 24/03/2022 at 00:10:43
Kevin #10, you forgot Pickford's short arms. You're right, we tear down our best with regularity.

But right now I'd settle for just one Andros Townsend. I think we will miss him desperately.

Michael Lynch
18 Posted 29/03/2022 at 11:43:22
The Daily Fail reckon he's agreed terms with "another Premier League club" for next season, heavily implying that its Arsenal.

Of course his agent denies it, saying Dominic is fully focussed on the relegation battle and finishing strongly with Everton yadda yadda yadda.

I like Calvert-Lewin. I think he's a very good footballer and athlete, though not a natural finisher. However, I'm aware he's one of our prime assets and, whether we go down or not, we probably need to look at a rebuild and a period of consolidation.

We need the money, he needs to be challenging for Europe and trying to regain his place in the England squad. I'd be surprised if he doesn't leave, and I would think West Ham, Newcastle, and possibly even Man Utd might be eyeing him up as well as Arsenal.

Good luck to him. With the proviso that he puts in a proper shift in every remaining game for us. Will he though, if he's got one eye on next season?

Dave Lynch
19 Posted 29/03/2022 at 12:03:04
Sorry.
Whilst he's a decent enough footballer he's not world class and never will be.

Hes a product of the modern game, great athlete but lacks a strikers instinct that you cannot teach.

Suarez and Salah are instinctive strikers with a selfish streak that all goalscorers posses, DCL is neither.

Steve Brown
20 Posted 29/03/2022 at 12:16:01
Some pathetic comments on here about DCL's dress sense. Do you expect him to shuffle round in an M&S cardigan, slacks and slippers like you lot?

@Kieran 11, 25-30 million for the England Number 2 striker when the Kane is valued at 150 million? Thank god you're not going to be in charge of negotiations if we do decide to sell him!

Robert Tressell
21 Posted 29/03/2022 at 12:27:31
DCL seems to have fallen dramatically in popularity during his absence. Despite his limitations he's a really good player - in a better side probably up to / around 20 goal per season with excellent work rate. He's not top Champions League class but he's definitely the level below.

If we sold and got, say, £60m for him who would be prepared to come to Everton who is better or even as good as DCL? There are certainly players out there who could develop - but it'll be really hard to find someone who is better right from the off.

Personally I think it's a lot easier to replace Richarlison than DCL.

Danny O’Neill
22 Posted 29/03/2022 at 13:48:55
Newcastle and West Ham I could see. Not convinced about United and I just can't see him fitting in at Arsenal but that might just be me.

Part of me feels he is now as good as he is going to be. But in fairness, he's had injuries, played in a struggling side and pretty much be a singleton striker with little competition and a limited supply line.

He's a decent striker but not a complete one. He falls short of Harry Kane's more all round game, which, as I've said before, reminds me in some ways of Graham Sharp. Dominic, when supplied, can score in the box. But you're never getting an Anfield Road screamer out of him.

Go on DCL, put egg on my face on Sunday!!

I'd like him to stay, but if we do good business I wouldn't be devastated. But look to the youngsters coming through and pick up a relative bargain from the continent. Dare I say, a sell Torres for £50M and buy a Suarez for £20M moment. Profit and sustainability on the pitch.

Tony Everan
23 Posted 29/03/2022 at 13:58:16
He can wear Madonna’s pointy bra and a g-string studded codpiece for all I care. Just bang the goals in, give us the full DCL 100% and help us get some wins.

(PS Dom, give us a shout if you need a loan of said items)

Danny O’Neill
24 Posted 29/03/2022 at 14:08:34
I now have insight into how you spend your weekends Tony Everan!!

I too care little for what clothes he wears. He wears an Everton stip when he plays for Everton.

The fuss around his modelling kind of reminds me of the early 80s when footballers started experimenting with perms and conditioner!!!

Steve Shave
25 Posted 29/03/2022 at 14:20:44
I like DCL and feel we have missed him badly this season. Selling for £50M and replacing him with someone like Dennis from Watford for half the price makes sense to me. Same with Richy, as much as I don't want to lose them it feels like their time to move on. We need to rebuild.
Michael Lynch
26 Posted 29/03/2022 at 14:37:49
I think I've said this elsewhere but, for me, the one we need to keep hold of is Anthony Gordon. I hold my hands up, I'd almost written him off when he went out on loan, but if anyone represents the Everton Way, it's him. Bags of talent, bags of passion, bags of determination and fight.

If we do go down, we have to convince him to stay and help us fight our way back up again. Sell Richarlison, sell DCL, sell Pickford if needs be, but keep Gordon. The other one I'd keep is Tom Davies. He's struggled a bit in recent seasons, but he'd be vital if we find ourselves in the Championship.

Jay Harris
27 Posted 29/03/2022 at 14:45:57
I rate Dom very highly and feel with the right coaching he could a regular 20 goals a season man and nobody can question his workrate as a sole striker.

However the game is changing with false 9s being the current vogue with 3 interchangeable skillful forwards so the days of the buccaneering good headers of the ball appear to be fading.

Now that may be due to a shortage of top no 9s but looking at Lukaku who you would put in that bracket his start seems to be fading and he cant get a regular starting place in Chelsea's team.

DCL may be good at holding the ball up but can you see him taking defenders on in a Couthino/ Suarez/ Salah kind of way?

Gary Jones
28 Posted 29/03/2022 at 21:02:04
Watching Ollie Watkins tonight, and it’s Crystal clear DCL: if you want to go the World Cup, you really need to get back to where you were asap. Come on lad, let’s see a brace and a win against the Ginger one.
Ben King
29 Posted 29/03/2022 at 21:22:05
This is such a depressing thread.

Our most proven goalscorer being denigrated because he’s been injured.

We don’t have any other reliable goalscorers (aside from Ritchie abs he’s not that THAT reliable)

But yes let’s buy fictional player x for £20M who will definitely be a Suarez MkII

Remember this is the club that scouted Bolaise, Delph, Siggy, Kean, Iwobi etc etc but striker x will definitely come good. No doubt

Brian Murray
30 Posted 29/03/2022 at 21:32:58
Gary post 28. Once this crew drive past the rocket they get nose bleeds and start panicking. No chance at West Ham or any away ground.
Gary Jones
31 Posted 29/03/2022 at 21:48:26
Brian - whilst ye probably right, I’m not giving in yet. COYBs.

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