Romelu Lukaku like an animal, enthuses Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu

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The winger is looking to add more assists after setting up the Belgian in the draw with West Ham.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu has described striker Romelu Lukaku as 'an animal' on the football pitch.

The Belgian striker has started the season in fine form and is currently joint-second in the Premier League top scorers alongside side Odion Ighalo and Riyad Mahrez.

He was once again the difference against West Ham at the weekend, as he scored his side’s equalising goal, which was also his seventh in seven games against the Hammers.

Deulofeu once again provided the assist for Lukaku’s goal, and he says is targeting even more for his teammate this season.

“It was a good assist and I want to get more assists for Rom. Rom is an animal! I want him to score a lot of goals this season,” he told evertonfc.com.

“I say every week, I am so happy to play with the likes of Rom and Ross. We have good players here - and when you play with good players, it makes things easier.

Reflecting on the game, the Spanish winger admits that it was a tough one for him and his teammates but ultimately a point away from home is a decent return for them.

The Blues had fallen behind to Manuel Lanzini’s perfectly placed opener, but leveled just before half time through Lukaku’s goal and were unfortunate not to see the Belgian hand them the win in the second half.

They were ultimately disappointed not to secure all three points on the day, but Deulofeu says it was a good point against an impressive side for the Toffees.

“[The West Ham game] was difficult,” he added.

“But I think it was a good point because they are a good team, with players like Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini, so it’s a good point away from home.”

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