Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin has raised the prospect of a dynamic duo with teammate Beto, suggesting that they could potentially “bully teams” if they were to start together, writes the Everton.News. In an exclusive interview with evertontv, the striker spoke highly of Beto and revealed that they have been contemplating the idea of sharing the pitch this season.
Calvert-Lewin has been absent from Everton’s starting lineup since a facial injury forced him off during a challenging encounter with Aston Villa. In his absence, Beto, following his transfer from Udinese, stepped into the starting eleven and, despite not finding the net since his debut in the Carabao Cup, has left a positive impression.
It was Calvert-Lewin who made a significant impact during his recent cameo appearance, netting a crucial goal to secure a 3-1 victory against Brentford and mark Everton’s first three points of the campaign. This victory has sparked discussions among fans and pundits regarding the potential of Calvert-Lewin and Beto forming a formidable partnership under the guidance of manager Sean Dyche.
Calvert-Lewin’s admiration for Beto was evident as he stated, “He’s been excellent since he’s come in. He’s a physical presence, and I’ve really enjoyed training with him. We’ve had a few conversations between ourselves about us being on the pitch at the same time and how that will look, and how we can make that work.”
The striker went on to explain the benefits of having a partner with a similar physical style, highlighting how it can reduce the workload of being the sole target man and enhance other aspects of his game. “It’s been a while since I’ve had someone as physical as myself to be up there at the top of the pitch and to share the workload. A lot of the time, I’ve had to be a battering ram, and that sometimes takes away from other parts of your game.”
Calvert-Lewin’s endorsement of Beto’s abilities and their shared enthusiasm for the partnership have added an exciting dimension to Everton’s season. As the campaign unfolds, fans eagerly await the possibility of witnessing this promising duo “bullying teams” and making a significant impact in the Premier League.