By Carl Markham, Pa
Published: 17:46 BST, 2 October 2020 | Updated: 17:46 BST, 2 October 2020
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti believes he has 'a complete striker' in Dominic Calvert-Lewin after the in-form forward received his first England call-up.
The 23-year-old already has eight goals this season, including back-to-back hat-tricks at Goodison Park, and has benefited enormously from the coaching he has received from Ancelotti.
When the Italian took over in December, Calvert-Lewin immediately went on a run of eight goals in 11 matches prior to the Covid-enforced season break.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin bagged a midweek hat-trick vs West Ham United in the Carabao Cup
Carlo Ancelotti has sung the praises of the England striker after his rapid start to the season
Ancelotti insists he has done nothing special with him, other than tell him to operate closer to the goal, and believes he is flourishing because of a change of his tactics and a different mental approach.
'He is a complete striker. It is not easy to find a striker with these characteristics,' Ancelotti said ahead of the visit of Brighton.
'He has a lot of energy, is really fast. I am really pleased he is doing really well and scoring goals because at the end a striker is judged on the goals he scores.
'It's a great achievement for him (the England call-up). I hope it will not be the last. It depends on him. He is doing really well.