Last season seemed like a big one for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin. After struggling for much of the beginning stages of the campaign the 22-year-old had an excellent end to the season.
His immense work-rate, aerial ability and pace was a major part of Everton’s impressive upturn of results toward the end of the season.
Next season he will hope to remain a key member of Marco Silva’s side and that could lead to an international call-up. As reported by The Telegraph, ‘DCL’ is one of several players on Gareth Southgate’s radar. Given his impressive performances with the England under-21s that may not come as a big surprise.
However, if Calvert-Lewin is to make his way into the England senior set-up, he needs to add one major asset to his games. The youngster needs to start scoring.
Calvert-Lewin’s record of eight goals from 38 games last season is simply not good enough to warrant an England call-up.
Whilst it is fair to point out the excellent work he does other than scoring, to compete with the likes of Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Callum Wilson the Everton talent must hit at least double figures next season.
If he can start adding goals to his game then he will undoubtedly give Southgate something to think about.
Until then, he is likely to remain on the watch-list.