By Azeem Siddiqui

24th May, 2022 | 10:40am

Dominic Calvert-Lewin opens up about injury-hit season with Everton

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has stated that the recently concluded campaign was the ‘most difficult’ one in his career.

The England international missed the majority of the campaign due to fitness issues and has also been strongly linked with a move away from Goodison [Telegraph].

In an Instagram post, Calvert-Lewin opened up about difficulties during the season and revealed that the ‘love and support’ helped him to the finishing line.

“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,” he wrote. “The love and support helped carry me through.

“One thing I learned this season is that everyone in whatever walk of life is fighting battles you know nothing about, and there is no shame in finding someone to talk to and being open and honest with yourself about how you really feel.”

Big performances

Despite missing some crucial games in the season due to injuries, Calvert-Lewin played a key role in helping Everton secure their Premier League place for the next season.

In an intense relegation battle, the 25-year-old scored the winner for the Toffees against Crystal Palace which was enough for the club to keep their place in the top-flight football.

There have been reports about interest in Calvert-Lewin, who joined Everton from Sheffield Utd in a deal worth £1.62 million in the summer of 2016, before the season came to an end with doubts about the future of the club in the Premier League.

However, since Everton will be playing top-flight football next season as well, the fans will be hoping to see their star player continue playing at the Goodison Park.

The England international has represented his current club in 191 matches across all competitions where he managed to score 58 times and provided 18 assists.

In the recently concluded campaign, the Sheffield-born striker played 18 times for the Liverpool-based club, scoring five goals and providing a couple of key assists.

In other Everton news, the club are also apparently interested in a £30million striker this summer.

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