Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin spoke on Monday in a post instagram having suffered from psychological problems during the season, in particular after his foot injury which kept him away from the pitch for three months. The 25-year-old English striker had a difficult season with the Toffees who finished 16th in the Premier League, he said talking about his problems saved his life. The England international also advised other players not to hesitate to seek help with such issues.
“First of all, thank you to you, the supporters, for supporting us this season and for continuing to inspire us until the last day of the season. The main goal was to stay in the Premier League and I don’t think that would have been possible without your incredible support. On a personal note, I had to dig deep inside at times this season and went through some of the toughest times in my career and life to date. The love and support you have shown me has helped me get through this. One thing I’ve learned this season is that everyone, in any field, fights battles you know nothing about, and there’s no shame in finding someone to talk and be open and honest with yourself about how you really feel. To all young people who bottle up their emotions, I advise talking, to a friend, family member or someone who listens, talking saved my life. It will make you realize that things are never as bad as they seem, and you will discover that the paradox of true strength is being able to face your weaknesses. Ending the season on a high meant everything to me, enjoy the toffee fan break, you deserve it. May the pressure continue to be a privilege”wrote Calvert-Lewin in his post, he who has made 18 appearances this season with Everton, scoring five goals and providing two assists.
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