Belgium boss Wilmots shares unselfish Romelu Lukaku comments

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku misses a chance to score

Everton striker simply wants Belgium to progress.

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku misses a chance to scoreBelgium's Romelu Lukaku misses a chance to score

Belgium are desperately trying to bounce back from their Euro 2016 opening game defeat, and several key men are under pressure.

This includes coach Marc Wilmots, who has to choose who to pick up front for Saturday's game against Republic of Ireland.

Striker Romelu Lukaku was dismal in the 2-0 loss to Italy and there are calls to replace him with Michy Batshuayi, Divock Origi and Christian Benteke waiting in the wings.

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku shoots wideBelgium's Romelu Lukaku shoots wide

Wilmots told Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblad that he has been in discussions with Lukaku, and that the Everton man accepts whichever decision is made, is for the good of the team.

The manager said: "I have spoken directly after training with Lukaku. He told me it does not matter who plays. As long as we go on."

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku is substituted for Divock OrigiBelgium's Romelu Lukaku is substituted for Divock Origi

Lukaku's attitude displays a selfless nature on his behalf, but it also reflects that he is really in no position to make any demands after his disappointing game.

He ended the season in poor form for Everton and his chances of a big summer transfer move are dwindling, unless he can make the most of the opportunities he gets during the rest of the tournament.

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