Dominic Calvert-Lewin says he was pleased to make his debut for Everton Under-23s last night, even if it was in the disappointing circumstances of a defeat to Sunderland.
David Unsworth's side were unbeaten coming into the game but succumbed to a George Brady header in the second half that sent the Black Cats top of Premier League 2.
Calvert-Lewin, a deadline-day signing from Sheffield United, ran out in Royal Blue for the first time at Goodison Park and though he went close to opening his account, he was foiled by goalkeeper Max Stryjek.
He was still pleased to have got his career with the Blues underway, telling evertontv that he was happy to have put in a good performance even if he wasn't able to grab a goal.
“Obviously, it's a disappointing result,” Calvert-Lewin told evertontv. “The game was there for the taking at 0-0, but for them to score from a set piece is obviously disappointing but it's something to build on. Not all of us have played together before.
“For me, personally, it was nice to play my first game on Goodison Park. I've never been here before.
“It was strange, really [pulling the shirt on for the first time] but exciting at the same time. I was glad to put in a decent performance. It would have been nice to top it off with a goal and get the result, but it wasn't to be.
“I've done the hard work,” he explained regarding his best chance on the night. “All I've got to is pick my head up and roll it into the bottom corner but I've kept my head down and ended up hitting the goalkeeper with it and he's ended up making a good save with it. It's those fine margins that probably separates you scoring and not scoring at times.
“We've definitely got to look to get back on track and get back to winning ways [at Arsenal].”
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1 Posted 14/09/2016 at 17:41:25
2 Posted 15/09/2016 at 06:38:06
We need him in the first team to heat up the challenge on Lukaku and Co.
3 Posted 15/09/2016 at 22:19:59