Dominic Calvert-Lewin says he is not an overnight success story having enjoyed a successful England debut against Wales on Thursday.

The 23-year-old Everton striker joined the Merseyside club from Sheffield United in August 2016 and has scored 41 goals in 131 appearances for the Toffees.

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But he has caught the eye this season with ten goals in seven appearances in all competitions. He says he has matured as a footballer.

"It's definitely not an overnight success," he told Sky Sports.

"There has been a lot of work, effort and concentration to get where I am now. I've gone through different experiences, good and tough, to mould me into the player I am now. I've had my football education in the Premier League in the eyes of everybody to see.

"I'm definitely not the player I was four years ago when I first joined Everton. I've grown and matured since then.

"I'm 23 now and I always knew it was important that I learnt, even when the chips were down, not to get too caught up in where I was at that time but to focus on where I was going."

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Calvert-Lewin says he likes playing under his Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti, who has been credited with the England international's improvement at Everton.

He added: "He's not given me anything massive to think about but his whole persona - how cool, calm and collected he is - means he's a man I enjoy playing for."

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