Gary Lineker has tipped Dominic Calvert-Lewin to be called up to the senior England squad following an impressive run of form this season.
Prior to Carlo Ancelotti’s arrival at the club, the Toffees were in hot water. A torrid start to the campaign under Marco Silva saw the Merseyside outfit slip into a relegation battle, one that looked difficult to wriggle out of.
However, the appointment of club legend as caretaker Duncan Ferguson and subsequently Ancelotti has catapulted Everton up the table, where they now sit just six points off sixth place Wolves. One player in particular who has contributed to the turnaround in form is striker Calvert-Lewin.
Should Dominic Calvert-Lewin be called up by England?
The Englishman, who recently penned a new five-year deal, has led the way in the Blues’ attack this season. He has netted 13 goals in the league, ranking in the top ten scorers for this term (via BBC Sport). Without Calvert-Lewin’s influence in front of goal, Everton would have struggled immensely.
“I like the way he’s improving, he’s combative, he holds it up well and can get in the box,” Lineker told the Official Everton Podcast (via The Mirror). “Having someone like Carlo Ancelotti with his experience behind him, hopefully, he will blossom and become a possible England striker if he keeps working at his game and keeps improving.”
Calvert-Lewin has made 17 appearances for his country at a youth level and has scored seven goals (via Transfermarkt). His current spike in growth will likely have Gareth Southgate monitoring his progression closely as he looks to call upon the younger England internationals.
The Euros could be an ideal time to call upon the 23-year-old and integrate him into the set-up. If DCL continues to improve under Ancelotti, he could be representing his country sooner than he thinks.
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