Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti praised forward Moise Kean after he opened his goalscoring account for the club on Tuesday night in a frustrating draw against Newcastle United.
The Toffees ended up drawing 2-2 in the Premier League fixture, as substitute Florian Lejeune somehow scored twice in stoppage time to snatched a point for visitors Newcastle.
It had been a game that Everton were in control for large spells and Kean scored in the first-half to put them in front.
The Italian striker has had to be patient waiting for his first goal since his summer move from Juventus, but it came in his 22nd appearance for the club as he tucked in a low finish under the goalkeeper from inside the box.
Meanwhile, teammate Dominic Calvert-Lewin netted the second Everton goal in emphatic fashion and he’s a player that is surely banging on the door for a potential England call-up.
Ancelotti expressed his delight for Kean after he found the back of the net in midweek and he was impressed by his overall efforts.
“He has to continue I think he was really focused to work for the team. He was ready. He scored a goal, but also he did a fantastic work defensively and press hard so really good,” Ancelotti said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
Kean has had a tough introduction to English football this season, but finally he got the big individual moment of a first goal that should be exactly the confidence boost he needs to kick on.
The 19-year-old rising talent can be thankful to manager Ancelotti for standing by him and it looks like he could strike up a decent partnership next to Calvert-Lewin in attack.
But unfortunately the striker’s night was somewhat clouded by the late Newcastle comeback and supporters will still be left gobsmacked at how they ended up with just a point.