'He worked harder' Rooney compares Calvert-Lewin to Tammy Abraham

Sunday25 October 2020 | 11:05
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Former Manchester United star has praised Everton’s Dominic Calvert Levin and has spoken about how he should’ve been called-up for the England team before Tammy Abraham.




scored 15 goals for his team in the last season’s Premier league but did not get called-up for England national team despite continuing his fine performances. However with a great start to the new season the English striker was finally given the chance to play in the England jersey against Wales. Meanwhile


’s Tammy Abraham made his England debut back in 2017 when he still was not playing for his club’s first team. Writing on his Sunday times column, Wayne Rooney expressed his views on calling up young players for the National Team and has backed Everton’s 23-year-old as he believes that he should have been called-up for England team before



"For England, he can become an important member of the squad and it's great seeing him finally recognized at international level. 

"I've always thought young lads from the north have to work harder to get their England opportunities than boys from the big southern clubs.  

"I felt Calvert-Lewin deserved his chance before Chelsea's Tammy Abraham."

"Dominic always had it in him and the big question mark was whether he could score consistently enough, but now that is coming through game time,

"When I returned to Everton he was entering his second season with the club. I looked at him in training and thought 'he has everything'. 

"He was quick, strong, good in the air. His only downfall was he was snatching at chances but he was already working hard to correct that and Duncan Ferguson deserves a lot of credit because Duncan would always stay with him after training and give him finishing drills."

source: SportMob