Romelu Lukaku Woos Old Flame Chelsea And Asks What Everton Can Do For Him

Paul Sorene

3rd, June 2015

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Everton’s Romelu Lukaku is the latest player to spit out the craven opinion that “I need to be winning trophies”.

Everton’s 22-year-old striker and top scorer added:

“I want to grab titles, not be watching them won from the shadows. I want to know what it’s like to play in the big matches. I am 22 years, it’s time to win something.”

You can hear traces of Raheem Sterling in Lukaku’s opinion. Like the Liverpool player, Lukaku says he’s been played out of position.

“At one point I went to the coach and I said to him: ‘With all due respect, when I’m played as a winger I’m hopeless. I will only score goals if you put me up front.’

“That was true. The games that I did not score, I was on the flank. When I played up through the middle, I scored.”

Just like Sterling, Lukaku says its not about the money.

He’s Everton’s most expensive player. In the pecking order of ability-ranked-by-paypacket, Lukaku is the best at Goodison Park. And like Sterling, the Belgian says he wants to win things.

It would a hard task to find a player not on the books of a Malaysian bettering syndicate who doesn’t want to win. Saying you deserve tophies suggests you are only intersted in what the club can do for you. You look like a self-aggrandizing mercenary.

Lukaku then further charmed Everton fans by saying how he loves his former club Cheslea:

“I will always be a fan of that club. Just because I left under the wrong circumstances, that feeling does not disappear. People will ask why, if that is the case, I left? But a footballer wants to play.”

Now that Didier Drogba has left Chelsea, could Lukaku return to play for them?

“After they won the title I sent a message Eden Hazard, just like I do every game when he scores or gives an assist. I knew what they were capable of this season.

When they took Fabregas and Diego Costa, I knew right away: ‘My God, this is going to create sparks’. Right from the start, even in the friendly match against Vitesse Arnhem and the difficult games against teams like Burnley who were fighting relegation, Chelsea played totally different than the season before.

“That was the true stuff of champions. I want to play football and that is the football that you have to play.”

Champions win trophies. Chelsea win trophies – they won two last season. Everton won none. The inference is not that Lukaku failed to press Everton on to bigger things, rather that Everton let the player down.

What a pathetic abdication of the team ethic. It sounds a lot like Lukaku is agitating for a move. But any team keen on him would be wary of taking on a player who seems to be playing for himself.

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6 Comments

  1. Simon says:

    What player doesn’t play for himself? He left Chelsea to play more games. I can’t see him wanting going back to a club like Chelsea before he proves himself to the number one striker at that club. And he wants to win trophies. Does this mean he wants to leave Everton to do that? No.

  2. What4 says:

    So, he still loves the super-rich, oligarch funded team that shunned him then pushed him out the back door. Everton and Roberto Martinez welcomed him and made him their star player, paying a very large fee and taking a large gamble on him, and his stock rose tremendously under them last season. Many will remember how he nearly knocked Martinez over when celebrating his goal against Arsenal last season.

    Now Everton are going through a rough patch and Lukaku wants to jump ship and go back to the mega-rich club that dumped him unceremoniously, rather than showing any sort of gratitude to Everton and Martinez, and staying to at least help them get back to where they were last season. Disgraceful.

  3. Mr. Chopper says:

    I like to think of it akin to an actor who is in a big franchise, but only as a supporting actor. It’s a massive deal each time a movie comes out, but eventually they get fed up of it and want to be the headline act. “Why’s he getting all the attention when that should be me?!” They make the break, but only end up starring in “Cat Detective”, “Cat About The House” and “Sharknado 3”. Meanwhile, the franchise they left has sky-rocketed and become the biggest thing since Harry Potter.

    “That could have been me…” they sigh. “I could have just picked up my cheques and had my ten minutes screen time and now I’d be rich beyond my wildest dreams. Instead I’m starring in ‘Cat About The House 2’ and nobody cares.”

    “But Romelu – *you’re* the headline star of Cat About The House. That’s *your* franchise. CATH fans love *you*.”

    Romelu writes out an SMS of apology to Tom Cruise, begging for another chance. He thinks. He sighs. He deletes it.

  4. Lionel says:

    Lukaku is a player that has probably missed his opportunity at a large european team – He went to Chelsea and left because he didn’t want to fight for a 1st team place at Chelsea. I do feel that he needs a lot of chances to get goals – perhaps something Mourinho pointed out to him before selling him to Everton. Too infrequently does he make a goal from nothing.

    Clubs like United, Chelsea, Barca, Madrid, Bayern, Juventus etc… They don’t want that type of player as a 1st team player. Missing chances doesn’t win games – just ask Falcao. All this chatter is just a bit of hot air. He won’t be sold, but it is something we will have to get used to I feel.

  5. Kenny says:

    What4 and Mr. Chopper:
    Both your comments made the article perusal wothwhile. Chopper’s analogy made coffee come out of my nose. You’ve made my day. Thank you.

  6. @realbluelion says:

    This little boy called lukaku would have been a better journalist other than playing football. That chance he missed at chelsea will forever hunt him down. The boy got attitude problem and I hope the everton fans are beginning to see why chelsea allowed him leave. 28m is a huge investment just to keep talking to the press. Hahahahahahaha. Chelseafc is happy, did anyone felt his absence? No, not even a deluded moron in him.

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