May 21, 2024

Done deal: ‘Honest’ admission about his relationship with Everton supporters from £100k-per-week star.

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has had a turbulent relationship with the club’s supporters in recent times.

Just a few weeks ago, a section of Everton fans booed Dominic Calvert-Lewin off the pitch when the 26-year-old was forced off with injury against Brentford. The player took this as motivation to prove them wrong.

Since then, Calvert-Lewin has been regularly cheered by the Goodison Park faithful, as he has bagged three goals in his last four games.

Injuries have persistently dogged Calvert-Lewin’s career for the last couple of years, causing immense frustration for both him and the Everton fanbase. There is no doubting the 11-cap England international’s talent, but he couldn’t help the club whilst consistently sidelined with injury.

Now, though, the forward finally looks to be fully fit and back to his best. If he can stay fit and available then that would be a huge boost for Sean Dyche.

Calvert-Lewin is certainly confident that he can now get his career back in track, and heal his relationship with Everton fans, if there is still any lingering doubt.

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Speaking to the club’s official website, the £100,000aweek ace made it clear how much he values his connection with the fans of the Merseyside outfit. He said, “I understand them. I’ve always accepted and enjoyed the challenge of how they perceive me as a number nine. I’ve always used that as motivation. It’s definitely something that fuels me.”

“I think, when I’m fit and flying, I play with aggression and energy – and I think that’s how the Evertonians want their number nine to play.”

“It gives me great confidence that I can play a big part because I do care about the Everton fans… do care about this club. I do care about how the fans perceive me as well. I can be honest and say that.”

“I’ve been here since I was a young kid and I’ve grown into a man. I wear that number 9 shirt with pride. I want the fans to back me and put out performances where they can say, ‘He’s our number 9’.”

Everton are a club with a proud and passionate fanbase. When they are inspired and fired up, Goodison Park can generate one of the best atmospheres in the country, which the players can then feed off. Calvert-Lewin is well aware of this.

They are also a fanbase who have seen their club struggling all too often in recent years. Frustrations with the ownership of the club have also been rife. In Calvert-Lewin, though, they have a player they can really get behind.

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