Carlton Cole insists there’s no motive why Dominic Calvert-Lewin couldn’t eclipse Harry Kane as one of the best striker in England, after the Everton ace continued his scoring streak.
The 23-year-old Toffees star led his membership to a 4-1 victory over West Ham within the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night time with three targets at Goodison Park.
Calvert-Lewin has an unbelievable eight targets in 5 appearances this season.
His treble towards the Hammers additionally made it back-to-back hat-tricks for him at Goodison Park, having additionally scored three in Everton’s 5-2 Premier League win over West Brom.
Extremely, that makes him the primary participant to attain hat-tricks in consecutive residence video games underneath supervisor Carlo Ancelotti since 2014.
The final participant to attain that feat? Solely a sure Cristiano Ronaldo, with James Rodriguez additionally taking part in in all 4 of these video games for Actual Madrid and Everton.
James’ arrival from the Bernabeu has been the primary catalyst behind Everton’s current surge, with the Merseysiders successful all of their six video games in all competitions up to now this season.
However Calvert-Lewin is the one sticking the ball within the internet, and his purple patch has been well-timed with Gareth Southgate naming his newest England squad on Thursday for upcoming video games towards Wales, Belgium and Denmark at Wembley – and handing the Everton ace his debut call-up.
A spot within the Three Lions set-up will inevitably result in comparisons with captain Kane, who has been England’s first-choice frontman for years now.
However former Premier League striker Cole believes Calvert-Lewin may give the Tottenham man a run for his cash, saying the Everton star truly has extra strings to his bow.
“He’s the person proper now,” stated Cole on the talkSPORT Breakfast.
“We simply heard Jose Mourinho saying how he desires Harry Kane to relaxation [and not play in England’s upcoming games], and he’s the proper candidate to come back in and do the position of Kane.
“And he’ll give his personal little twist to it as properly, I believe he’s a very unorthodox striker.
“The best way he performs is simply actually industrious, he desires to get on the tip of issues and I haven’t seen one other striker like that, aside from in all probability Danny Ings.
“He’s extra of a link-up participant, he can help as properly. Bear in mind, he used to play in centre midfield when he was within the youth workforce, so he’s acquired that pure reward to be searching for different gamers for them to attain.
“He’s actually unselfish as properly. Harry Kane is absolutely egocentric, which you need your striker to be, however I believe Calvert-Lewin desires to be extra of a workforce participant, not simply going on the market to get targets.”
Requested if he may turn into higher than England skipper Kane, Cole replied: “Properly, you by no means know underneath Ancelotti.
“Ancelotti goes to get one of the best out of him.”
In the meantime, Ally McCoist was additionally filled with reward for Everton on Thursday’s talkSPORT Breakfast present, and believes they are going to be a shock package deal this season.
“Everton have been magic, they’re an excellent membership,” stated the Rangers legend.
“Final season they regarded a bit of light-weight in midfield however I’ve at all times had confidence in Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison up entrance.
“Ancelotti appears to have sorted out that downside, they’ve extra stability and extra chunk.
“It’s superb. Two or three signings and everyone else round them appears to have lifted their recreation, and now they give the impression of being a very totally different aspect.
“I do know it’s early, however I believe Everton are trying in actually fine condition.”