Bamba impressed by Calvert-Lewin

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Cardiff City defender Sol Bamba heaped praise on Everton attacker Dominic Calvert-Lewin after facing him on Tuesday.

The Bluebirds centre-back revealed he had never faced the 21-year-old Toffees forward before and dubbed the player very good while highlighting his movement.

Bamba added that he noticed Calvert-Lewin was very vocal and was shouting at his teammates when he didn’t receive the ball after asking for it, to ensure that didn’t happen again.

“I’ve never played against him, first time, he is very good, his movement is good, he was vocal as well asked for the ball and when he didn’t receive it he was shouting to the midfield players to make sure they found him and I think he is a good young English player,” said Bamba on Football Centre (Sky Sports News, Wednesday February 27th, 12:09pm).


Everton beat Cardiff 3-0 on Wednesday with Calvert-Lewin getting himself on the scoresheet. It was a good outing for the 21-year-old forward and he does have a bright future at Goodison Park. However it’s still a concern that the 21-year-old is regularly leading the line for Marco Silva’s side as while he works hard, he is far from clinical.  Calvert-Lewin easily could have racked up several goals against the Bluebirds as he had more than his fair share of chances to score, but he just couldn’t finish them. The promising forward has scored seven goals in 29 outings this season and needs to work on his composure in front of goal in order to progress. With Calvert-Lewin is getting regular playing time this season due to Silva not having many other options, the attacker needs to ensure he is learning from his experience. Based on Bamba’s assessment, the 21-year-old clearly has potential and must be confident in order to be shouting at his teammates when he doesn’t get the ball. 

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