Everton disappointed with West Ham draw, says Romelu Lukaku

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The striker was however pleased with his record equalling goal against the Hammers on Saturday afternoon.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Everton forward Romelu Lukaku says they are disappointed with Saturday’s 1-1 draw with West Ham.

The Blues had to battle back in the game at Upton Park, with Manuel Lanzini having handed the home side the lead with a excellently placed curling effort into Tim Howard’s top corner.

Lukaku then handed his side the equaliser when he rounded Adrian following Gerard Deulofeu’s pinpoint through ball.

Ultimately a point for either side was a fair reflection of the game, but Lukaku says either side could have won it in the end and he was disappointed it wasn’t the Blues who did so.

“This year they have played brilliant football and have won against all of the top teams they have played so far,” he told evertonfc.com.

“There were some really positive signs for us, but you play football to win and we’re all a bit disappointed in the dressing room because the last pass could have been better today. I thought it was a game where either side could have won it.”

Despite it being a disappointing result in the end for Roberto Martinez’s side, it was another positive performance from the Belgian as he once again scored against the Hammers.

The striker’s first half equaliser was his seventh goal in seven successive games against West Ham, with the strike seeing him equal the record previously held by club legend Dixie Dean.

It was also his 22nd goal of 2015, and he says he was confident of hitting the back of the net once he found himself one on one with keeper Adrian.

“I was confident,” he added.

“That is my game - going in behind and trying to be clinical in the one-on-one situation. As soon as the ball was played I knew I had to score to get us back in the game. It was a great pass from Geri [Gerard Deulofeu] and the finish was good.”

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