Carlton Cole sends message to Romelu Lukaku on Twitter

Celtic's Carlton Cole

The Celtic striker has given his backing to the Everton and Belgium international star.

Anderlecht's Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring against AEK Athens

Celtic striker Carlton Cole has taken to social networking site Twitter to give his backing to Everton and Belgium international star Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku is one of the best strikers in the Premier League and will lead the line for Belgium at the Euro 2016 finals in France this month.

Everton's Romelu Lukaku on the bench

The 23-year-old has posted a message on Twitter and Instagram explaining his determination to stay ahead of his competitors in terms of keeping his place in the team.

Former Chelsea and West Ham United striker Cole, now at Scottish Premiership giants Celtic, has shown his support towards the Belgian.

Celtic's Carlton Cole

While Everton failed to finish in the top four of the Premier League this past season, Lukaku had a good campaign on a personal level.

The former Chelsea striker scored 18 goals and created 51 chances in 37 Premier League appearances for the Toffees.

The 23-year-old had a pass accuracy of 73% and a shot accuracy of 56%, and won 93 headers, 41 dribbles and seven tackles.

Celtic's Carlton Cole celebrates at the end of the match

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