Lukaku: Benteke and Drogba weren't where I am at my age.
By Oliver Wilson
Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is not worried about the comparisons being made between him and Chelsea’s former forward Didier Drogba.
Speaking after a tremendous display from the subs bench on Wednesday night, Lukaku tried to distance himself from the idea that he’s living in both Drogba’s, or his international teammate Christian Benteke’s, shadow.
“Comparisons there will always be but I have my own name,” replied the headstrong forward who impressed last season while on loan at West Bromwich Albion.
“I’m still 20 years of age. I can still make my own way and I think those two players, at my ages, weren’t where I am now so it means a lot.
“I have to keep working hard and make the best out of it to do better than them at their highest points in their careers.”
With power, ability and determination as notable attributes belonging to the youngster, Lukaku is hoping that he can continue to improve and impress his manager enough to warrant a Premier League start for Chelsea, after appearing in both his side’s first two games of the season against Hull and Aston Villa as a substitute.
“I think was a bit better than last week [against Hull] but still I have to grow through to my best level and I have to keep on working hard for the team and make the best out of the opportunities that I get.
And unlike, maybe, his teammate Fernando Torres, the Belgian international is not worried if things don’t go his way in front of goal straight away.
“I think I wont put too much pressure on myself in front of goal. I think that if I work hard then the goals will come because as a striker, if you do your job, you have to score, so I’ll not put myself under pressure to score.
“I’ll just work hard and the goals will come and today after the game I felt I’m closer to where I want to be so hopefully Monday [against Manchester United], we’ll see.”