Yannick Bolasie and Romelu Lukaku have both hit it off superbly at Goodison Park following Bolasie’s move to the club from Crystal Palace this summer – and the player has revealed just why things are working so well.
Both having Congolese heritage, though Lukaku elected to play for Belgium, Bolasie revealed that the pair speak Lingala, the dialect of DR Congo, to speak on the pitch and ensure the opposition cannot understand what they’re saying.
“It really helps when we talk in our language, Lingala, and I know his cousin, who plays with me for DR Congo. We speak Lingala on the pitch.
“There aren’t too many defenders in the league who speak it, so that gives us a little bit of an advantage. It’s particularly useful because it’s quick.”
It’s certainly working for the pair, with Lukaku boasting seven goals and three assists in ten Premier League appearances this season whilst Bolasie has been able to contribute with a goal of his own.
Currently sat sixth in the table, Everton will be hoping their star-duo’s secret language will continue to yield positive results for the club in their upcoming clashes with Chelsea, Swansea City and Southampton.