Romelu Lukaku Makes A Great Point About 'World-Class' Strikers - It's Hard To Disagree
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Romelu Lukaku says he belongs in the list of 'world-class' strikers as he made a great point ahead of Belgium's Euro 2020 clash against Portugal.
Lukaku has already scored three goals this tournament following a prolific campaign with Inter Milan last season.
He bagged an impressive 24 Serie A goals as he guided his side to domestic glory, winning the Scudetto.
And the 28-year-old wants to be recognised as one of the elite forwards in world football, along with the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Karim Benzema and Harry Kane.
Lukaku said: "When people talk about Lewandowski, Benzema or Kane, they call them world class.
"But when it comes to me, it's just considered 'good form'. That motivates me to work harder and get stronger.
"I belong in that list of world class players."
:speaking_head: "When people talk about Lewandowski, Benzema, Suarez, Kane, they say it's a world-class level.- Goal (@goal) June 27, 2021
"With me, it was always about 'good form'... I belong with that group."
Put some respect on Romelu Lukaku's name.#EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/nvo7yRdW4U
The former Manchester United man starred in the group stage, helping his national team to three wins from three matches.
And ahead of facing Portugal in the last-16, Belgium boss Roberto Martinez hailed his star striker and applauded his 'perfect move' to Inter.
"With Romelu, we always talk about his individual talent. He was born with this capacity for scoring goals and if you look, his stats reflect it. The number of goals he's scored for every team is quite exceptional," he explained.
"What we're talking about now, however, is a different player. Now we're talking about a player that, on top of his individual talent, has a real degree of maturity.
"I know him well because I signed him for Everton at the age of 19, but these days he's a completely different human being and a different footballer. He can affect others.
"You can almost set different ways of pressing, different ways of playing, and he will execute them perfectly. And that has probably been the difference that I've seen in the last 12 to 13 months, and maybe a little bit longer.
"Going to Inter was the perfect move, at the perfect time, with a perfect coach, with a perfect dream of winning the Serie A title, and I think that has developed Lukaku to a level that is, for me, the best in his career."
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