Dominic Calvert-Lewin reveals he ‘studies’ Cristiano Ronaldo to find out ‘how he positions himself’ as the injured Everton forward opens up to try to improve his game
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin revealed how he’s learning from Cristiano Ronaldo
- ‘I’ve studied him and he’s someone I’ve always looked at,’ admitted the Everton star
- The 24-year-old has been ruled out due to injury since early September
- The England forward has been taking advantage of the time-out to analyze Ronaldo’s style of play
Injured Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin revealed that he has been paying close attention to five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo to improve his own performance.
Calvert-Lewin has already proven to be one of the most dangerous Premier League players in the area after scoring 21 goals for Everton last season, but has been absent in the club’s last eight outings after breaking his toe. in early September.
And the forward shared how he’s using his time off the pitch to analyze Ronaldo’s attacking approach, reflecting on the impressive volley Ronaldo scored to kick off Manchester United’s 3-0 win over troubled Tottenham.
Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin (above) revealed how he’s learning from Cristiano Ronaldo
Calvert-Lewin analyzed Ronaldo’s impressive volley in Manchester United’s win over Tottenham
“As a center forward, I love watching him. I’ve studied him and (he’s) someone I’ve always looked at, ” Calvert-Lewin said in Sky Sports Monday Night Football.
‘How has he placed himself in these positions? You spend a lot of time looking at the players in front of you. ”
Since returning to Manchester United at the end of the summer transfer window, Ronaldo has been in spectacular form fans have grown used to – scoring seven goals in 10 games, earning him the respect and admiration of Calvert-Lewin.
“He is the best player in the world and it is due to his pace of work and his willingness to continue scoring goals,” he added.
“It can show up in the right place at the right time, but you have to wonder how you got there.”
The Sheffield-born forward praised Ronaldo’s quick decision-making and agility as the key components that ensured United got off to a good start, saying: ‘I think with the goal Ronaldo scored it’s a one-on-one battle with the defender. .
The Toffees forward is currently out due to injury and last played in early September.
“It’s a fantastic technique, but he won the battle as soon as he got on the wrong side of Ben Davies.
“It is an art and a trade, and he places himself in positions that cannot be considered a coincidence.”
After an impressive start to the 2020-21 season where Calvert-Lewin scored eight goals in just five appearances for Everton, Calvert-Lewin received their first England call-up from Gareth Southgate in October last year and scored in their opener.
Watching Everton lose 2-1 to Wolves on Monday night, Calvert-Lewin admitted that he has found it ‘frustrating’ and has felt ‘helpless’ sitting on the sidelines, unable to reduce his team’s course towards his third game in a row. without a victory.
He missed Everton’s loss to the Wolves on Monday night, his third loss in a row.
Calvert-Lewin is far from getting back in shape for the game after sustaining a quadriceps injury, but his intention to keep learning and developing off the court is sure to serve him well when he returns for the Toffees.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who took to Instagram on Thursday to share the news that he and his longtime girlfriend Georgina Rodríguez are expecting twins, will be back in action for the Red Devils tonight when United take on Atalanta in the group stage. of the Champions League.
The Portugal star has scored three goals in three in Europe so far, and Calvert-Lewin might not have to wait long for another screamer from Ronaldo to break it down.