Romelu Lukaku has informed reporters they need to NEVER examine him to Cristiano Ronaldo as debate begins over who will rating extra Premier League objectives this season.
Lukaku turned the Premier League’s first large reunion story this summer season when he rejoined Chelsea in a membership file £97million deal.
The Belgian striker signed for the Blues from Anderlecht in 2011, however solely made 15 appearances, and couldn’t discover the again of the web.
He then made his title at West Brom, Everton, and Manchester United, becoming a member of the Premier League’s 100-goal membership earlier than shifting to Serie A with Inter Milan.
Lukaku spent the previous two seasons dueling with Ronaldo in Italy, and on the finish of the summer season switch window the Portuguese striker additionally made a return to England, re-signing for Manchester United.
Comparisons have already begun between the pair, with debate raging over who will carry probably the most firepower to the English prime flight.
However in Lukaku’s eyes, hyperlinks to Ronaldo ought to by no means be made.
“Don’t ever examine me to Cristiano Ronaldo, by no means,” Lukaku mentioned in a press convention while on worldwide obligation.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is, for me, within the prime three greatest gamers within the historical past of soccer.
“I’m not going to rank him from first to 3rd however he’s in there.
“What he has achieved in soccer at this time for gamers of my technology is one thing distinctive.”
Whereas Lukaku doesn’t need any comparisons, we will affirm that 36-year-old Ronaldo outscored him in each of their seasons in Serie A collectively, while they picked up a league title every.
“I used to be fortunate sufficient to play towards him in Italy and now that he’s again within the Premier League, it’s all good for English soccer,” Lukaku added.
“As for the remaining, evaluating statistics and all that, it’s ineffective.”
Regardless of Lukaku’s requests, the debates round who will rating extra between the pair have already begun, with talkSPORT pundit Darren Bent posed the query this morning.
“I’m going to say, this season, Lukaku,” he mentioned.
“I believe while you take a look at Chelsea and the objectives that they get, I believe numerous them are going to come back by Lukaku.
“Sure we all know how good Ronaldo is, however Mason Greenwood goes to chip in with some, Fernandes, Rashford, Cavani, whereas if Lukaku is match he’s taking part in.
“Chelsea purchased him for a goal, by way of that he has to play, he was the lacking piece of the jigsaw that centre ahead.
“I do know Ronaldo will get his, I’ve acquired no doubts about that, however I believe Lukaku, he’s 1-Zero up anyway!”
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