Tom Davies has spoken glowingly of team-mate and pal Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s development on and off the pitch, including there may be nonetheless extra to return from the Everton striker.
Calvert-Lewin is having fun with one of the best goalscoring season of his profession, having netted 19 instances in all competitions for Everton, however the Toffees will likely be with out him for Friday’s conflict with Tottenham as a result of abductor harm which saved him out of Monday’s draw at Brighton.
Davies is happy with the way in which Calvert-Lewin has answered a few of his doubters and says his improvement isn’t any shock given the work he places in behind the scenes at Goodison Park.
“I’m so happy with him, he has been unbelievable this yr,” Davies informed Sky Sports activities Information. “I feel he has had lots of people possibly placing a little bit of doubt on him in earlier years, however this yr he has put all that to mattress.
“Working with him day by day, I can see the work that he places in, how a lot day without work the pitch he thinks about issues, and actually will get himself in one of the best state of mind and bodily state that he could be to carry out how he has performed.
“It’s not a shock to me how nicely he’s doing, and I nonetheless assume he has a whole lot of ranges to succeed in – and can attain – due to the particular person he’s and the way skilled he’s.
“You at all times wish to see your mates doing nicely, we’re all buzzing for him and lengthy could it proceed. Off the pitch, the way in which he has grown as an individual can also be unbelievable.”
Davies, simply over a yr youthful than Calvert-Lewin at 22, revealed the shared expertise of progressing from the membership’s U23s aspect to the primary workforce helped type their shut bond.
Each are actually primed to play a job in serving to Everton proceed their push to qualify for Europe, with Carlo Ancelotti having confirmed he expects Calvert-Lewin to return for subsequent week’s conflict with Arsenal.
Everton, who sit eighth, will hope to place a powerful run of type collectively between now and the top of the season, beginning on Friday towards Spurs, stay on Sky Sports activities.
The Toffees drew 0-0 with Brighton of their final match and Davies is hopeful a optimistic final result towards a Tottenham aspect with comparable European aspirations may very well be the increase they require.
“If we will get three factors within the sport on Friday, then it actually does give us a spark and that may gas us to hold on within the final stretch of the yr with a whole lot of confidence and positivity,” Davies added. “It’s large we get a optimistic outcome.”