Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has explained how Arouna Kone has had a positive impact on his performances, as covered by the Liverpool Echo.
The Belgian striker feels that the discipline that Kone provides alongside him in the Everton attack, allows him to go about his business as a striker in a freer and much more aggressive manner.
“That was heaven for me (Roberto Martinez decision to include Kone) because I could do whatever I wanted because there was somebody next to me who had a work ethic the same as me,” said Lukaku.
“The manager knew that if I had that type of distraction next to me on the pitch then I would much more free to score and create goals.”
Lukaku has been in very good form for the Toffees with three goals in his last five games and he has the potential to put a positive spin on the end of the season for the club.
Things haven’t progressed as Roberto Martinez would have been hoping for this season, but Lukaku is a player who is going to be very important for as long as he’s at the club.
Lukaku is at his best when he’s given free licence to go and attack the opposition as he likes, free of restrictions and instructions to play in a specific attacking manner.
Martinez seems to have found the best way to get the maximum out of his performances and with a place in the Premier League’s top ten still very achievable, the Kone-Lukaku partnership could be something fans should get ready to see much more of.