Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin hopes his first goals since February have provided manager Marco Silva with another option up front.
The 21-year-old scored twice in the 3-1 Carabao Cup second round win over Rotherham after Silva made eight changes.
“It’s nice to know that my hard work has paid off and I got the two goals,” Calvert-Lewin, who made his first start since March, told evertontv.
“We put a lot into the game to win it and have put a lot in during training. It’s definitely a cup we want to go for.
“It’s a chance to show what we can do and stake a claim for the league games. We did that, including the young boys.”
Silva has enjoyed an unbeaten start to his reign at Goodison Park and Calvert-Lewin said the Portuguese has breathed new life into the place.
“There’s definitely a new buzz around Goodison. There’s a good vibe, all the players feel it,” he added.
“We’re keeping the football a lot better and the crowd are feeding off that.
“There’s a clear game plan and it’s to create creative, attacking football and to enjoy how we play.
“We’ve got a lot of belief in what we do. We want to get the ball down and play attacking, positive football.
“I think we’ll continue to do it going forward. The more work we do – the manager believes it, we believe it – we’ll only get better.”
Out-of-favour striker Sandro Ramirez has joined Real Sociedad on a season-long loan 24 hours after starting against Rotherham.
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