Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti believes that his team owns a super-striker. Evidently, Dominic Calvert-Lewin displayed a classy performance and received his first England call-up.
The 23-year-old attacker already has eight goals registered on his account for the new season. He scored two hat-tricks consequently at Goodison Park. Thus, Ancelotti’s coaching methods have provided Calvert-Lewin with an excellent future.
Before the outbreak of COVID-19, the England international scored eight goals in 11 matches for the Toffees. Although, Ancelotti played a huge role as he took charge of the team back in December 2019.
However, the Italian boss says the opposite. He has not given Calvert-Lewin special instructions other than asking him to play closer to the goal. Though, Ancelotti believes that the striker’s mentality changed due to different tactics.
“He is a complete striker. It is not easy to find a striker with these characteristics,” Ancelotti said ahead of the visit of Brighton.
“He has a lot of energy, is really fast. I am really pleased he is doing really well and scoring goals because in the end a striker is judged on the goals he scores.
“It’s a great achievement for him (the England call-up). I hope it will not be the last. It depends on him. He is doing really well. He needs to have consistency.
“For the strikers, we do some individual exercises but nothing special. I think it was more mental or tactical to be focused in the box.
“To have James (Rodriguez) behind is helpful, not only for Dominic as a striker but for us to have better possession of the ball.
“Dominic used the quality of James and the quality of the team. What we like to do is play attacking football and he is now focused on the box.”