Belgian striker Lukaku is set to meet Republic of Ireland internationals Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy in the group stages of European Championships, and the 23-year-old admits that there has been a lot of discussion about that match.
However, he insists that Everton’s players’ main focus has always been on matters at Goodison Park throughout the past campaign.
“They are happy to be going to France and warn me that they are going to make life difficult for us. I jokily reply that we won’t be easy meat,” he said.
“It comes up a lot in the dressing room. Even though our focus is on the Premier League, it’s not been great for Everton and that’s the main topic of conversation.”
Everton performed well below expectations this past season, and ended up in 11th place in the Premier League.
The Toffees were expected to challenge for Europe, but they rarely threatened to break into the top seven.
Everton did make it to the semi-finals of both the FA Cup and the Capital One Cup, but that was not enough to keep Roberto Martinez in the job.
The Merseyside club are now searching for a new manager, as they aim to move forward as a club next campaign.