Everton fans were treated to a toing-and-froing of jibes, jokes, and all-round banter from two of their international stars.
Tom Davies and Dominic Calvert-Lewin went viral after the England duo took part in an amusing call laden with plenty of laughter, game talk as well as some more serious discussion of the state of football at large.
Davies is a Young Lion playing in Aidy Boothroyd’s under-21s squad, with Calvert-Lewin featuring in Gareth Southgate’s senior team.
Indeed, Dominic Calvert-Lewin – who looks set to remain as the club’s top scorer this season – treated Everton fans to a brace against San Marino in a comfortable 5-0 victory.
The hitman even addressed a common criticism: that he is a ‘tap-in merchant’ incapable of scoring anything other than close-range finishes.
“23 goals for the season now. Not bad for a tap-in merchant, eh?!”, remarked the striker to his club teammate before garnering a wry smile and a chuckle from Davies.
With 14 goals and 2 assists in the league alone, few would doubt the status of Calvert-Lewin’s indomitable form.
His goals elsewhere have equally cemented him as a critical part of Everton’s cup runs this season, not to mention his occasional strikes for England.
Davies has enjoyed something of a less scintillating season, being more of a rotational option in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans.
He has 18 appearances and one assist to his name in the league this season, featuring in less than half of Everton’s league starting XIs.
The 22-year-old is a decorating youth international however, with 19 caps at under-21 level.
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A tongue-in-cheek talk never goes amiss in showing the rapport between the two men.
Both are of a similar age and have come through the Everton academy in a testament to the character of the club in promoting youth.
Now starring for their country, albeit at varying levels, they are cause for great pride among Evertonians.