Lukaku: De Bruyne should never have come back to Chelsea, Spurs star the best

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Chelsea prospect Romelu Lukaku has had some interesting things to say in a recent interview.

Romelu Lukaku's ankle injury has given him more free time than he usually would have had at this busy time of season, which he has been spending back on the continent.

The Everton loanee has been speaking to Belgian news outlet RTBF Sport, and has made a few interesting statements.

As well as talking up countryman Eden Hazard, he insisted Kevin De Bruyne made a mistake in returning to Chelsea in the summer.

"German football is perfect for him. He should have stayed there instead of returning to Chelsea."

De Bruyne had a superb season at Bundesliga side Werder Bremen last season, and was wanted by Champions League runners-up Borussia Dortmund to join them.

Chelsea resisted the advances, with Jose Mourinho convincing De Bruyne to give it a shot at a Chelsea side for who he had yet to play a single Premier League game.

After a bright pre-season, he appeared to fall out with the manager, dropped from the squad completely and had to make to with Capital One Cup chances. By December, he couldn't even get a game in that.

He was sold to Wolfsburg, where he has had an impressive start and reignited his World Cup chances. Perhaps Lukaku was right, but he would have surely regretted it had he never given his Chelsea career a shot, no mater how brief.

Lukaku had positive words to say about fellow Belgian international, Moussa Dembele of Tottenham, talking up his midfield abilities.

"With the ball at his foot, he is the best player in the Premier League. It's almost impossible to take the ball (from him)."

Dembele proved his worth for Tottenham against Lukaku's Everton at the weekend, superb in the middle of the park.

Completing 88 per cent of his passes, he also won six tackles and completed six dribbles. After a difficult start to the campaign under previous manager Andre Villas-Boas, he is hitting form at just the right time.

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