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'He recognised that' - DCL praises Ancelotti decision at Everton

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin believes Carlo Ancelotti helped continue his excellent form at Everton by 'not saying too much'.

Calvert-Lewin scored twice under interim manager Duncan Ferguson following the sacking of Marco Silva in December - he had bagged three in 13 appearances previously - but has netted eight more times for the Italian.

The 23-year-old striker has more goals during the current campaign than in his previous two-and-a-half seasons and he was keen to praise the influence of Ancelotti after his appointment.

"The best thing he could have done was come in and not really said too much," Calvert-Lewin told Sky Sports. "When a player is playing well, it's important not to overcomplicate it and not change too much.

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"Looking back he recognised that. He was just saying go on, enjoy yourself, keep scoring.

"Having a manager of his stature and pedigree coming in and put the belief in you straight away to keep being his number nine, that give me all the confidence I needed to just keep going and with Dunc still there it gave me a great foundation to keep focused."

Calvert-Lewin also admitted he had been star-struck by the capture of Wayne Rooney from Manchester United during the summer of 2017.

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Rooney arrived for a second spell at Everton under Ronald Koeman and lined-up alongside Calvert-Lewin before joining DC United.

"When Wazza came I could see straight away that he was technically one of the best, if not the best, players I've played with," the forward said.

"Once he had the ball at his feet he could just put it wherever he wanted. When he came I realised how big he was and the amount of attention he used to get and that is Wayne Rooney. I was a little bit starstruck - I think we all were!

"I remember speaking to Jonjoe Kenny and he said, 'It's Wazza, he's part of our team now'. But straight away he was one of the lads, just telling stories and things."


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