Romelu Lukaku talks up his fine season, comments on whether he is considering leaving

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The Belgian striker says he has "always been good" this season and discusses his agent's implication that he may leave this summer.

Romelu Lukaku has said that he has reached such unprecedented heights on a personal level this season because he has been so consistent, but insisted that he has not thought about the possibility of leaving Everton, according to quotes published by the Independent.

The Belgian striker hit a fine brace at Goodison Park on Saturday to knock his former club Chelsea out of the FA Cup and book the Toffees' place in a semi-final at Wembley next month.

Those goals took the 22-year-old's tally for the season in all competitions to 25 from 36 matches, a career-best total for the man who has also played for West Bromwich Albion and Anderlecht.

Lukaku's agent, Mino Raiola, has suggested earlier this season that his client could look to leave Merseyside for a bigger club on the European stage, but the player himself says that despite improving as a player he has not thought about a change in direction for the time being.

The striker said, as quoted by the Independent: "I don't think about [moving]. I just want the team to win. Whoever scores, whoever delivers, we are all happy. I want to be there for my team.

"As a player, individually, I am doing my best. I have grown as a player and as an individual. Technically I became stronger, faster, better and my performances are better. It is not like I play three games great and six games bad, I have always been good this year and this is something I wanted.

"If you look at all the big players in the league they do it from day one to the 38th game of the season and that is what I want to do. With every goal I score this year there is something happening. Even if we lose I want to be the one who pulls the strings."

Lukaku's total of 25 goals in all competitions this season is higher than anyone else in English football, and with 18 Premier League strikes he is just one off the pace of league leaders Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane.

Former Everton striker Daniel Amokachi said recently that the Belgian reminds him of former Ballon d'Or winner George Weah, who played for clubs such as AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain.

However, it appears that Lukaku is managing to resist the temptation to imagine himself leading the line for one of the most illustrious European clubs.

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