Ex-Chelsea man, Romelu Lukaku revealed to FOURFOURTWO, the influence of his mother to quit Chelsea and join Everton.
Termed the new Drogba upon arriving Chelsea in 2011 but was loaned out to West Brom and Everton respectively. He later joined Everton in 2014 after enjoying a loan spell with the club earlier.
The player revealed he didn’t regret his decision of leaving Chelsea and he is considered to have improved his game with the Merseyside Club this season.
On joining Everton, Lukaku credited the move to the numerous calls from coach Martinez. He said
“He [Martinez] actually called me three times and I didn’t pick up on the first two, so I’m glad I answered eventually,”
“I discussed it with him, I spoke to Chelsea, I spoke to my mother, and eventually she said: ‘Go to Everton.’ I haven’t regretted it.
“Right from the very first training session it has been great. He took me aside and we worked on movement, my hold-up play, everything. With all the good young players coming through, it felt like something good was happening.”
On his goal scoring form, the Belgian said: “This year, I have been great,” he says. “From the first game this season, against Watford, I’ve been getting close to being the complete striker. I have the mentality, and I am very… constant. Whoever we play against, I know what to do. If they don’t leave space behind, I’ll be playing with my back to goal. I know I’ll find a way to score. I just want more, because it feels great.
The sensational striker has scored a total of 18 goals for the Toffees this season. He has found the back of the net 38 times since his permanent move to Goodison park 2014.