Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Mason Holgate both talked exclusively and at length to evertonfc.com after applying their signatures to long-term contracts with the Club.
Striker Calvert-Lewin expanded on the “tough moments” which strengthened his resolve to gain a regular place at the tip of Everton’s attack.
The 23-year-old explained the reasons underpinning a prolific run of form which saw him score eight goals in 11 Premier League games before football in this country was placed on pause.
Calvert-Lewin, whose fresh deal ties him to Goodison Park until at least June 2025, also paid tribute to the towering figure who has been a key influence on the forward's development into a bona fide Everton Number 9.
Centre-half Holgate, a standout performer for Everton this season after cementing himself in Carlo Ancelotti’s team, agreed with fellow Yorkshireman Calvert-Lewin's declaration that a strong connection is forming between Evertonians and the Club’s players.
The defender, also 23, signed from Barnsley in August 2015 – 12 months before Calvert-Lewin left Sheffield United for Everton – and his new terms similarly extend his stay a further five years.
Holgate revealed his motivation for pledging his future to Everton and outlined why the Club can compete for honours under Italian boss Ancelotti.
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