Everton’s Lukaku sees comparisons with Manchester United’s Martial

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The forward has no bitter feelings towards Chelsea despite his struggles in London.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Everton forward Romelu Lukaku admits he can see comparisons between his arrival in England and Anthony Martial’s this year.

The French youngster arrived from Monaco in a big money move this summer, with the large price tag Louis van Gaal’s side paid for his services putting the attention firmly upon him.

Lukaku arrived in England in similar fashion in 2011, albeit for a much less significant fee, with Chelsea fans having hoped he could be the next Didier Drogba.

And he admits he can see the comparisons between himself and the Frenchman.

"Yes, of course [there's similarities]. But at the end of the day, I always look at myself," he told Sky Sports.

"It's good for him what is happening to him at the moment, but I always look to myself to improve. Wherever I'm at, I try to win games, that's the most important thing for me - and to score goals.”

Not bitter feelings towards Chelsea

The move to Chelsea did not go as planned for Lukaku though, as he failed to break through into the side during his spell there.

Instead he spent a season on loan at West Brom, where he impressed, and then Everton, again where he impressed, before making his move to Goodison Park a permanent one at the beginning of last season.

Clearly Jose Mourinho did not fancy the Belgian despite two impressive seasons in the Premier League, but Lukaku is not at all bitter about his spell in London, instead describing it as a nice period of his life.

"It was a nice experience, that experience made me a stronger player and improved my mental strength as well,” he added.

"It depends where you arrive to and the moment [you arrive]. For me, I was 18 years old, I had just finished school, I had never lived on my own and then from one day to another I was in London all by myself, at a fantastic club where I learned a lot of stuff.”

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