Having impressed at West Brom over the past season, the fast Belgian could well offer great competition to Demba Ba and Fernando Torres , and having scored two goals in the past two pre-season friendlies, he appeared to have caught the eye of the Portuguese boss.
Mourinho told the paper ‘It’s up to the kid, but he’s open and intelligent enough to learn the kind of movement we want.’
‘He played the role with the right movement. We don’t want the striker just aiming between the central defenders, but making movements, sometimes between the midfield or moving wide.’
‘They’re learning to play the way I want. Every manager has his own ideas. Lukaku had a fantastic manager last season in Steve Clarke but Steve is Steve, I am me, and West Brom is not Chelsea.’
People have begun to draw comparisons between this young Belgian, and Chelsea hero Didier Drogba, and even at this early stage, it is possible to see the talent that this forward possesses. However, it would be foolish to put such pressure and a great expectation on this youngster, as Mourinho stated, ‘The best way to do that is not compare him to a legend in Chelsea’s history. Leave Didier where he is, at the top of Chelsea’s history, and leave Lukaku to work hard. The kid is good.’
Quite clearly there is a great talent in this youngster, and with a potential place in the starting eleven next season, he clearly has an illustrious future ahead of him.
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