Roy Keane slams Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin after England game
Roy Keane was unimpressed by Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin on Sunday evening after an incident with international teammate Jordan Henderson.
The Blues striker won a penalty during England’s friendly with Romania at the Riverside Stadium, and he had the ball tucked under his arm to step up and take it.
However, Liverpool captain Henderson ran over to take the ball from the 24-year-old and lined up the penalty for himself, which was saved by the Romania goalkeeper.
Speaking on ITV [06/06/21] after the game, Premier League legends Keane and Wright argued over the incident, with the ex-Manchester United captain furious with Calvert-Lewin.
“He should have fought his corner there and showed some maturity and said ‘I don’t care who you are, I won the penalty and I’m a striker, back away’,” Keane said.
“Strikers are supposed to be selfish.”
Keane then turned to Wright and asked, “What would you have done?”
“I’d have probably given it to him,” Wright replied.
Keane hit back: “You’re a liar. He shouldn’t have done, it’s not a good sign from him.”
No holding back
Keane tackles his punditry duties the way he approached challenges in the middle of midfield for Manchester United – hard, aggressive, and refusing to hold back.
That much was evident after England’s 1-0 win on Sunday evening, as he rounded on Calvert-Lewin for what he deemed to be shirking his responsibilities.
Wright, meanwhile, is considered to be a much more jovial character who shows compassion for players in adversity or after something has gone wrong for them in the game.
The ex-Arsenal striker chose to stick by the Everton star, claiming he would have done the same.
Realistically, it didn’t really matter as England cruised to victory despite the slim margin, and it was merely a friendly fixture.
However, does it pose a question mark over Calvert-Lewin and his mentality?
Maybe it’s something to keep an eye on but we’re pretty adamant it’s just an isolated incident, and he will be back to his goal-hungry self in no time.