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ENGLAND v MEXICO Tomorrow, Noon, South Korea ENGLAND starlet Dominic Calvert-Lewin won't be fazed by Mexico's fresh-faced defenders when they meet in the last eight tomorrow.
And why would he be after being chased round Everton's training ground by old-school warriors Phil Jagielka and Ashley Williams all season? "Phil and Ashley are two top, very experienced defenders who have played at world level, so to be training against them every day is a test in itself," he said.
"They have bags of experience and I'm playing against up-andcoming players like myself at this World Cup, so there is nothing to fear.
tle t ey're "Training against those two, I learn little things they probably don't even know they're teaching me. Little things that will improve my game.
ill "And they will give me little tips, things I can do to get that step ahead in training and then to take on to the field.
"I'm also working alongside Romelu Lukaku and he's a top striker to be learning off every day.
ku p very ger oo "The manager doesn't say too much, he just steps in here and there here when he thinks you need it. But he has worked with some top strikers, so that experience is invaluable and, hopefully, that will help me improve as a player as well."
Calvert-Lewin (below) one of eight players from Everton and Liverpool, including Reds new boy Dom Solanke made 12 Premier League appearances last season after his move from Sheffield United.
And he has taken his form into the youngsters' World Cup, where a victory would put the icing on a great 12 months.
He added: "We got off to a great start with the 3-0 win against Argentina and that set the tone for us in the tournament.
"We've continued that form and got better with each game we've played.
"This is my first time playing tournament football, so it's a new experience for me.
"It's a long time away from home, you have that to battle with and you're with the lads 24/7, so it's all different experiences, you're in a different country experiencing a different culture.
"But we're here to play football and, as long as you can keep your head on training well and focusing on the next game, that carries you through.
"We're all gearing towards winning the Mexico game."
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|Publication:||Sunday Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Jun 4, 2017|
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