Exclusive: Michael Brown makes Calvert-Lewin claim after new Everton deal
Michael Brown admits he wants to see a little bit more composure from Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin penning a new contract.
The former Leeds and Portsmouth midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, claims the 22-year-old is still passing up too many opportunities despite his fine form this season.
Everton confirmed on Friday that they had tied down the hitman to a new five-year deal, having arrived at Goodison Park from Sheffield United back in 2016.
📝 | Dominic Calvert-Lewin has signed a new five-year contract! #EFC 🔵
— Everton (@Everton) March 6, 2020
However, despite tipping the young forward for international recognition with England, Brown insists there is still room for improvement.
Brown told Football Insider: “It was probably Duncan Ferguson, when he took the reins for a little bit, who gave him the confidence. He appreciated his work rate, his desire to run.
“I think his finishing will improve as he gets a little bit older, he takes a couple opportunities (to score). That would be the one thing I say.
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“The work ethic’s there, the determination, the strength, the athleticism, it’s just that little bit of composure over time in front of goal will make him better. He’s pushing, will Gareth Southgate be impressed? I think he will be.
“He’s in the mix, everyone’s talking about him. It’s done him no harm.”
Calvert-Lewin has scored five goals in the club’s last six games, while he has a total of eight strikes in 10 Premier League outings since Carlo Ancelotti took charge.
The Toffees’ next test sees them take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.