The 22-year-old, who was handed the number nine shirt ahead of the new Premier League season, has started his side’s opening two games, the draw at Crystal Palace and the win at Watford.
Calvert-Lewin made 35 Premier League appearances last term, including 19 starts, 10 of which came consecutively at the tail end of last season, which coincided with the Toffees picking up six victories, two draws and 16 goals.
In conversation with Everton's media team, he spoke of how he asked Marco Silva for the number nine shirt in the summer, plus he touched on Marcel Brands' comments saying the Toffees would not block the player’s progress amid recruitment at centre-forward.
“The way I take that is, I want to prove them right and repay them with good performances and goals," said Calvert-Lewin. “That's another reason I work hard every day… it's a massive amount of trust they have put in me and I want to repay it."
Calvert-Lewin's interview, and his overall role at the club, continue to split opinion amongst the fanbase, with some pleased with his statements of intent and eager to see him kick on, while others do not rate him particularly highly.
Here is some of the Evertonians' reaction to the £18million man (Transfermarkt) on social media:
We don't care dcl get in the bench— ًinactive (@shaw50i) August 22, 2019
how many strikers were world class at 22?— ²¹ (@Hazo_AG21) August 22, 2019
look at graeme sharp for example, if everyone thought like you back in the 80s we'dve shoved him out the door before he had his chance
Actions speak louder than words lad, lets see some goals— willzy91 EFC (@jarrodwills) August 22, 2019
He has to score more goals. Everton will get a European spot if the CF can get 15 goals, as all the other parts of the team looks really good.— Steeve C (@CanteevS) August 22, 2019
Time u started son— Lard Vodka of Killooney (@justin8t6) August 23, 2019
Proper blues back the players. Ge on lad— Pabs (@TheDone_82) August 22, 2019
Needs to start scoring then— andyjsb (@andyjsb) August 22, 2019
Bet him and kean next to each other would be a handful for defenders— me (@toffee_7) August 22, 2019
Start Kean— Capo Kean (@ColinDumble) August 22, 2019
Best wishes Dominic. I hope you continue improving and have a great future at Everton. Up The Toffees .— Alan Long (@AlanLong2) August 22, 2019
Leads the line well but will never be a premiership finisher. When you play one up top u need a finisher. He will eventually be a back up off the bench once Kean gets up to speed. Coybs.— mark foster (@fosterite) August 22, 2019
Up next for Everton is tonight's Premier League trip to newly promoted Aston Villa.
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