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‘Talking saved my life’ – Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin opens up on mental health struggles after injury season

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has encouraged youngsters to ‘talk to someone’ if they have mental health issues as he has done this season.

The Toffees striker has made just 17 Premier League appearances this season due to a broken toe and hamstring issues – which he says has impacted his well-being emotional.


It’s been a tough season for the Toffees star

The Sheffield-born player has also faced online abuse this season as he took up modeling during his idle spell.

So it was almost written in the stars for Calvert-Lewin to seal his side’s survival in the Premier League last week.

Frank Lampard’s side trailed Crystal Palace 2-0 at Goodison Park but won 3-2, Calvert-Lewin scoring the decisive goal – marking the end of a difficult season for the striker and the club.

Opening up on his Instagram after the game, he wrote: “On a personal note, I had to dig deep into myself at times this season and endured some of the toughest times in my career and of my life so far.

“Love and support got me through.”

He continued: “One thing I’ve learned this season is that everyone, regardless of background, is fighting battles that you know nothing about, and there’s no shame in finding someone to talk to and to be open and honest with yourself about how you really feel.

“To all the young kings who suppress emotion, I advise you to talk, to a friend, family member or someone who will listen – talking has 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.”

The Toffees target man may have scored just five goals this term – but his fifth symbolizes just how important he is to the Merseysiders.

It’s been a bumpy ride for the star this season, but now that his side have secured his survival and he’s still in demand – with Arsenal and West Ham interested – hopefully his career can take a new direction.

‘Talking saved my life’ – Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin opens up on mental health struggles after injury season


Calvert-Lewin sealed the deal for Everton when he netted the Toffees’ third goal

Former Premier League striker and talkSPORT host Darren Bent previously suggested the star should look to join a club like the Hammers to continue next season.

And Everton manager Lampard’s comments earlier this month will have reassured the forward that he still has it too.

Responding to transfer rumors surrounding his star man earlier this month, Lampard confirmed he was keen to keep the 25-year-old.

“I’m not stupid, it’s football and he’s a player who would be wanted by clubs because of his level as a player,” Lampard said.

‘Talking saved my life’ – Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin opens up on mental health struggles after injury season


Whether Calvert-Lewin will continue his career at Goodison Park remains to be seen

“There are not many attackers.

“They cost a lot of money. I don’t worry about him at all and I wouldn’t worry about playing him in those games.

He continued: “He has three years left on his contract and I want to take this club forward. Players like Dominic contribute to this.

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