Everton manager Marco Silva has stressed he wants his centre-forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin to be selfish in front of goal.
The Toffees have been crying out for a prolific goalscorer ever since Romelu Lukaku departed in 2017 and it’s been a problem area at Goodison Park.
Highly-rated attacker Moise Kean arrived on Merseyside this summer to try fix the situation, but he’s a 19-year-old still adapting to English football and is yet to score in his eight appearances so far across all competitions.
Meanwhile, Calvert-Lewin is someone that has been with Everton since 2016 and the general belief from supporters is that he’s not a long-term option to lead the attack.
But he now has four goals in eight appearances this term and as it stands appear to have hold of the number one striker position.
Portuguese boss Silva has explained it’s vital for the Englishman to become a selfish finisher.
“It’s natural for all strikers to be selfish. It’s important for them when they score and the confidence is different. It’s really important for him (Calvert-Lewin),” Silva said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
Calvert-Lewin’s quietly made a decent start to the campaign with a goal every two games and it would be an incredible season if he could finish with a ratio like that.
He’s never been the most natural around the penalty area and it’s definitely an area he has to improve moving forward, but his hold up play and work-rate is strong.
At the weekend against Manchester City he poached a goal on the goal-line with a diving header and he needs to come alive more like that in the box.
Calvert-Lewin is still just a 22-year-old with time on his side and the best may be to come from him still.