Dominic Calvert-Lewin is determined to prove “more is to come” from new-look Everton – starting against Bournemouth on Saturday.
The Blues returned to winning ways on Wednesday night with a 3-0 Carabao Cup third round victory over Sunderland at Goodison, a match which saw Calvert-Lewin hit two goals.
It was the ideal confidence-booster ahead of this weekend’s visit of the Cherries, as the Toffees aim for their first Premier League win since the opening day of the season against Stoke.
Calvert-Lewin believes Ronald Koeman’s squad is starting to gel following nine new signings joining the Club in the summer, pointing to the much-improved display at Manchester United on Sunday.
And the 20-year-old forward says plenty of positives can be taken from the midweek success against Sunderland, with the team’s best to come.
“We have had a tough period of games,” said the England Under-21 international. “We are out of those but it will still be a tough game on Saturday.
“We will be looking to put in as good a performance as we can and try to get a bit more confidence back within the team and play with a bit more confidence and, hopefully, we can show what we are capable of.
“We have new players coming into the team, we have played together a few times now and, hopefully it will start to gel a bit more – and that will show when we go out on the pitch.
“There are still things we can improve and that will happen the more we play with each other, but we definitely have more to come.”
Saturday’s clash with the Cherries will mark the second of four consecutive home matches for Everton in three different competitions.
Apollon Limassol are the visitors to Goodison in the Europa League on Thursday, with Burnley next up in the league three days later. And Calvert-Lewin sees that as a chance to keep building momentum.
“Everyone is looking forward to the next games,” he added. “The results are the results and we know we can do a lot better on the pitch and bring a lot more.
“It is just a case of being a little bit frustrated we’ve not managed to perform as we would have liked and everyone wants to show what we can do.
“You know what your team – and your teammates – are capable of. And if you bring your best to the table then you like to think you can win the game.”