20 July 2024


The Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has revealed he “endured some of the most difficult times” of his career and life this season and said “talking saved my life”.


Calvert-Lewin struggled with injuries in the 2021-22 campaign and his club narrowly avoided Premier League relegation. The England international opened up on social media, urging young people not to suppress emotions.


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“On a personal note I have had to dig deep within myself at times this season and have endured some of the most difficult times of my career and my life to date,” the 25-year-old posted on Instagram. “The love and support helped carry me through.”

We didn’t turn today how we expected to.


“We were full of confidence going into the game, but I think from the first whistle it took us too long to get into the game, and we got punished for it, switching off at set-pieces and making the game extremely difficult for ourselves to get back into.


“We had chances, but we weren’t clinical enough or ruthless enough in the first-half, and we should have been, myself included. And, on another day, we wanted a better result.”


Then he added: “It is still early in the season, and it is not panic stations; I want to make that clear. We fully expected to put in a better performance today, and we expected a better result, but it just wasn’t our day.


“We still have another home game next week to put it right, and we fully expect to put it right with a far, far better performance.”

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