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Dominic Calvert-Lewin's Father Posts Emotional Message After Seeing Son Score On England Debut

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin's Father Posts Emotional Message After Seeing Son Score On England Debut

Dominic Calvert-Lewin's father has posted an emotional message after seeing his son score on his debut.

Having received his first call up to the England squad following a blistering start to the season where he's scored nine goals in six appearances, the 23-year-old marked his first appearance for the Three Lions by scoring the opening goal.

It was a dream come true for the Everton man and his dad Karlda Lewin expressed his pride as he shared details of the long, arduous journey 'DCL' experienced prior to this point.

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Taking to Facebook to thank all those who believed in him, Karlda recalled how his son was "too shy to play" in his first trial and was crying on the way home.

He also highlighted how some people branded him "Bambi on ice" but have now seen Bambi well and truly find his skates in the professional game.

Read the wonderful status in full here:

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Calvert-Lewin described scoring on his debut as "the stuff of dreams" after "a long road" that included a loan with Non-League outfit Stalybridge Celtic.

In a press conference before the dream start, he opened up about just how big an influence his dad has been - taking him to games around Sheffield as a youngster and giving him advice and tough love.

"For my dad, he's my biggest fan," he said, as per Express and Star.

"From a young boy, I always looked for his opinion to gauge how I was playing.

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"If I played well, he would speak to me in the car. If I didn't play well, sometimes he wouldn't speak to me.

"From early on, that was a mental learning curve. I know he's the proudest man on the planet at the minute. I'm very grateful for his backing and one thing he has always said is just believe in yourself and believe in your ability.

"It doesn't matter where you come from. It's about backing yourself and believing you can get there."

Featured Image Credit: Karlda Lewin/ PA

Topics: Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Football News, Football, England, Everton

Josh Lawless
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