The young Belgian is keen to show Jose Mourinho just what he is missing.
Romelu Lukaku has set himself a target of firing his way into Jose Mourinho’s long-term plans and dethroning the Portuguese’s current first-choice front man Fernando Torres.
The 20-year-old had hoped to establish himself as Chelsea’s first-choice striker this term, after impressing on a season-long loan with West Brommich Albion last year.
However the Special One saw things differently, preferring Fernando Torres as his main attacker, with Demba Ba providing cover from the bench.
With little hope of a sustained run in the team, Lukaku opted to go to Everton on another season-long jaunt and the Belgian appears to have carried on where he left off with the Baggies, after scoring four goals in just three Premier League appearances for the Toffees.
Despite enjoying a fantastic start to life at Goodison Park though, the forward remains committed to Chelsea in the long-term and took advantage of an interview with Belgian publication Sportwereld to express his recent frustrations.
'I cannot do much. The coach decides and as a player you have to respect that. I then chose to leave and it's up to me to prove wrong the trainer,” he told the news provider.
The forward also expressed disappointment at the fact that, although he has been on the books at Stamford Bridge for the past two seasons, he has yet to get an extended run in the first team.
But despite this Lukaku appeared determined to prove his worth to the club and Mourinho in the coming season.
“The only thing I can do is play well and score a lot. And then I think people will say that I'm a good player,” he said.
“I hope I can finish higher than Chelsea and score more with Everton. We will see at the end of the season to see who made the best choice.”
A successful season with the Merseysiders could also stand Lukaku in good stead with the Belgian national team, which is edging ever closer to making an appearance at a World Cup Finals for the first time since 2002.
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