Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has come in for praise from Belgium manager Roberto Martinez, after he scored another goal at the weekend.
The Toffees lost to Brighton at the Amex Stadium, but the England U21 international netted his fifth in his last five appearances.
The star has responded very well to the summer signing of Moise Kean, whom many thought would oust Calvert-Lewin from the starting XI.
The Italian is yet to score for his new club, with Calvert-Lewin now pulling away from the teenager.
Former Everton boss Martinez has certainly been impressed by the Sheffield-born hitman’s development of late.
Speaking on Goals on Sunday, he said (quoted by Liverpool Echo, 28/10 1.19 pm): “He is a striker who can do a little bit of everything. He’s strong in the air. He’s a good finisher, especially the runs in behind the back four.
“But I think that was a fantastic finish, especially when that was his first action when he came on as a substitute. It shows you the focus and the maturity he has for a young man.
“I think he has adapted very well. He is someone who is growing all the time.”
TBR’s view – Calvert-Lewin deserves credit
Calvert-Lewin’s form this term deserves a nod, especially with the team having struggled as a collective.
For the £20,000-a-week ace (Spotrac) to have scored five without being a regular in the side due to Kean at first and then Richarlison, is good going.
He doesn’t have the luxury of momentum, yet he is still getting himself on the scoresheet and bringing an impressive all-round game to the table.