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Jermaine Defoe explains why Calvert-Lewin impressed him most this season

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Former England national team forward Jermaine Defoe has mentioned Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s progress this season. 

Everton youngster has registered 28 appearances in the FA Cup and Premier League this season, scoring 13 goals and providing 1 assist. 

23-year-old striker has been prolific since Carlo Ancelotti’s arrival at the Goodison Park, scoring 8 of those goals under the Italian specialist. 

Calvert-Lewin was among the forwards Gareth Southgate looked for in the Euro – 2020 squad before the coronavirus pandemic forced UEFA to postpone the tournament. 

“Calvert-Lewin of course” Defoe told Sky Sports (cited by LiverpoolECHO) when asked which forward impressed him this season.

“I think the hardest thing at that level as a forward is to be consistent, scoring goals consistently week in week out is probably the hardest thing.

“There’s a lot of times where you’re flying and you’re scoring goals, maybe you’ve scored one or two goals in a game – the hardest thing is to focus again, go into the next game and do it again. And if there’s a game in midweek, do it again.

“Calvert-Lewin, the goals that he’s scored consistently since Ancelotti has come in has really impressed me.” he added.

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