New-boy Calvert Lewin happy with U23s bow

, 14 September, 3comments  |  Jump to most recent

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.

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“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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Oscar Huglin
1 Posted 14/09/2016 at 17:41:25
Sounds very level headed and mature. Let's hope he has the talent to match his apparent mental strength.
Olalekan Taofik
2 Posted 15/09/2016 at 06:38:06
Yes, he seems to be cool-headed. He needs to be cool, calm and collected. He will soon be hitting the bull's eye – just like Lukaku did over the weekend.

We need him in the first team to heat up the challenge on Lukaku and Co.

Phill Thompson
3 Posted 15/09/2016 at 22:19:59
There's a nice clip of that goal attempt in his interview; he cuts in from left, gets into the box but, as he says, fails to finish with the goalkeeper saving it. We've lacked a consistent goalscorer at U21/U23 level for years. We have a few who seem to find the net with a great goal then fade away for a few games. If he can find the net regularly, he'll have a big impact.

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