Kenny Tips Complete Calvert-Lewin For Bright Future

Dominic Calvert-Lewin “has got everything” in his locker to become “better and better” at Everton, says Club and country teammate Jonjoe Kenny.

The 21-year-old frontman netted his 10th goal of the campaign when firing low into the corner of Asmir Begovic’s net to wrap up a 2-0 win over Bournemouth at Goodison Park on Sunday.

That strike was Calvert-Lewin's sixth for the Blues, while he has also contributed a further four in England colours where he features alongside full-back Kenny for the Under-21s.

So it is no surprise that Calvert-Lewin’s defensive colleague expects the former Sheffield United trainee to improve under the watchful eye of boss Marco Silva.

With Richarlison preferred in the central striker berth against the Cherries, Calvert-Lewin – who had started five of his last six games prior to Sunday’s win - was introduced with three minutes to go, yet still managed to etch his name onto the scoresheet.

“Dominic’s done great” said Kenny. “A young lad up there on his own – he’s fending off big centre-halves and I think he’s been brilliant recently. 

“He’s just going to get better and better.

“Dom looks at his best up front. Personally I think he’s got everything. He’s fast, strong, good in the air and he can finish.

“He’s only young still and has got a long way to go but right now I think he’s doing brilliant and he’s one for Everton to look forward to.”


Another player in impressive form is Brazilian winger Bernard.

The former Shakhtar Donetsk ace is steadily acclimatising to life in the Premier League, contributing four assists in his 21 appearances to date and scoring his first Everton goal in the FA Cup success over Lincoln City earlier this month.

Kenny has first-hand experience of trying to keep the diminutive 26-year-old quiet on the training pitches at USM Finch Farm and knows there is more to come from the South American.

“Bernard is a great player,” added the Academy graduate. “We have seen in games this season that he has got quality.

“He is a different kind of winger. The way he links the play for us and gets us up the field is fantastic. He goes past players easily and he has that little bit of Brazilian magic about him.

“You cannot switch off for a second against him. I’ve come up against him in training and it's difficult to mark him. He finds little spaces where you can’t get to him and he is such a clever player. You can see that with the way he has been linking up with Lucas Digne so far this season.

“He is a top, top player but there is a lot more to come from him.”



Related Tags

Season Ticket, Lounge or We Are Everton Member?

Login then click HERE to check out the latest exclusive content, including player features, classic highlights, interviews and more.

evertontv

View More
  • WATCH: BATTLING BLUE GIRLS EDGED BY LEADERS ARSENAL
    839
  • EVERTON CHAIRMAN'S GLOWING TRIBUTE TO 'INSPIRATION' SEAMUS
    791
  • EXTENDED HIGHLIGHTS: EVERTON 4-0 MANCHESTER UNITED
  • EVERTON FOUR-GOAL SHOW STUNS UNITED
  • EVERTON SCORERS ON COMPELLING UNITED DISPLAY
  • EVERTON FIRST-TEAM STARS JOIN ACADEMY DAY
    728