Romelu Lukaku explains goalscoring heroics for Everton

Romelu Lukaku says that Didier Drogba and Ian Wright played their roles in helping him dazzle for Everton.

Everton marksman Romelu Lukaku has revealed via The Standard that advice from Premier League legends Ian Wright and Didier Drogba has contributed to his stunning form this season.

The 22-year-old has been one of the players of the season so far, netting 25 goals in all competitions - 18 in the league, three in the FA Cup and four in the Capital One Cup.

The big Belgian, who only struck 10 Premier League goals in 32 games last term, will more than likely double that haul this time around as Lukaku looks to be justifying the £28 million spent on him in 2014 (Guardian)

But the reason behind the marked increase this season, according to the man himself, is linked with advice he sought from the Chelsea and Arsenal icons, who know a thing or two about scoring goals.

“I think I answered the question well enough: ‘What can Romelu do, and what can’t he do?’ I spoke about it with Didier (Drogba) and Ian Wright; they gave me a few tips," he told DH in Belgium, as quoted by The Standard.

"I changed my game enormously since last year. I am sometimes too introverted. I'm too afraid to ask for the ball and try. If it does not work, I have to try again, continue until it works. This is what has increased my number of goals and assists."


As good as he has been in the top flight, Toffees boss Roberto Martinez will want him to keep his goals for the FA Cup - Everton's only chance of a successful season.


They have nothing to play for in the Premier League but, with an FA Cup semi-final with West Ham or Manchester United on the horizon at Wembley this month, Martinez will be hoping that his talisman can make his presence felt in that competition above all others.

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