Kevin Phillips has dismissed Everton winger Richarlison comments comparing his teammate Dominic Calvert-Lewin to Cristiano Ronaldo.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the 1999/2000 European golden shoe winner claimed the Brazilian may have had “a bit too much sugar”.
Calvert-Lewin scored on his England debut against Wales on Thursday night and his Toffees’ teammate believes his call up was fully deserved.
Richarlison told the FIFA website: “He’s transformed into a complete striker. I remember when I got here he was nothing like the player he is today.
“He’s had a superb start to the season and without doubt deserved his England call-up. He must be a nightmare to play against and he has an incredible leap on him like Cristiano Ronaldo.”
However, Phillips believes the 23-year-old is overreacting comparing Calvert-Lewin to the Portuguese legend.