Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has explained to the FourFourTwo magazine how he is a more mature player now than he was two years ago.
Lukaku joined Everton from Premier League giants Chelsea in the summer of 2014 after spending the 2013-14 season on loan at the Merseyside outfit.
“As a kid in Belgium, I’d be great for three months, then terrible for one,” the Belgium international told the FourFourTwo magazine. “And just two years ago, if I was having a poor game, my head might have gone down.
"I’d have thought: ‘it’s not my day today’. Now I never give up. In the moment your team needs you most, you need to be there, to lead.”
Lukaku scored 15 goals and created 32 chances in 31 Premier League appearances during the 2013-14 campaign. Last season, the 22-year scored 10 goals and created 37 chances in 36 league matches.
The former Chelsea youngster has been brilliant so far this campaign and has found the net 15 times in 20 Premier League games.
Lukaku has created 30 chances, has a pass accuracy of 75% and a shot accuracy of 54%, and has won 44 headers, 28 dribbles and five tackles.
Everton are 11th in the Premier League table at the moment with 27 points from 20 matches, as many as nine points behind Tottenham Hotspur, who are currently fourth in the standings and occupy the final Champions League spot.