Dominic Calvert-Lewin has suggested, in comments reported by Sky Sports, that he is looking forward to working closely with Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane, with the Everton striker being handed his first England call-up.
Calvert-Lewin is in line to make his international bow after a stunning start to the season. He tops the Premier League scoring charts – along with Spurs’s Heung-min Son – after scoring six goals in the Toffees’ opening four games.
The call-up also presents the 23-year-old with the chance to perhaps play alongside Kane. And ahead of England’s games with Wales, Belgium and Denmark, Calvert-Lewin expressed his admiration for the Tottenham man.
“I’m always learning and he has been scoring goals for a long period of time,” he said, as reported by Sky Sports. “He broke into the Premier League and hit the ground running around the same age as me.
“He’s got a lot of things to his game I can learn from and I can add that to my game. He is where he is for a reason. He’s worked extremely hard, he’s got great ability and he scores goals.
“For me as a player coming into the team, it’s nice to get up close and personal and see how he operates on a daily basis.”
TBR View: Calvert-Lewin now looks ready to take next step
Calvert-Lewin has started the season superbly. He now needs to prove that he can match the longevity that Kane has enjoyed in recent years.
The Tottenham man has scored at least 17 league goals in each of the last six league campaigns. Calvert-Lewin meanwhile, is looking to quickly eclipse his best tally of 13 goals in a Premier League season.
He almost looks to be a completely different player this term however. And it will come as no surprise if he takes no time at all to prove that he belongs at international level, playing alongside the Tottenham star.