Romelu Lukaku wants to emulate former Chelsea teammate and legend 11 months ago

Romelu Lukaku wants to emulate former Chelsea teammate and legend

"He's a winner in every sense of the word and that's the thing I want to achieve for this football club."

Romelu Lukaku has re-joined Chelsea football club, and he wants to follow in the footsteps of hid former teammate Didier Drogba.

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Speaking to Sky Sports News, the striker revealed that he is still in contact with the Ivory Coast legend, and takes all of his advice on board.

"We spoke a few days ago and we spoke about that time [when Lukaku was previously at Chelsea] and about the progress that I've made and what I have to keep improving - keeping the same hunger all the time," Lukaku revealed.

"The thing about Didier is that he's a very detailed individual. Thierry Henry is also very detailed and it's the details that make the difference.

"We talk about individual exercises that I like, what's the goal of each exercise and we talk about those things, but also about trying to win because that's the thing that matters.

"He's a winner in every sense of the word and that's the thing I want to achieve for this football club."

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When remising about his first stint at the club, he admits that it wasn't easy leaving, and that the reality is, it didn't quite work out.

"That's something that I had on the back of my shoulders for many years. It was a source of motivation at the time, but also asking myself questions like 'what went wrong?'.

"I was living with that for many years and that's why sometimes, I could come over as a bit aggressive in interviews, or very defensive.

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"At one point, I just decided it was better to go somewhere else and just see everything from a different point of view. When I went to Italy, it was the best thing I could've done at the time.

"For me, it was ten years of hard work, with a lot of ups and downs, but in the end, it was good. Coming into my prime years, I know myself and I know what it takes. I know how to be a leader and what it takes to help my team.

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"Technically, I have improved because before, back to goal was not really my thing, I didn't like it, I didn't enjoy it. I'm more of a guy that likes to run in behind, find tight spaces and take players on.

"But as soon as I started getting better with my back-to-goal play, it was better for me because I could score more goals but I could also create more for my team-mates, so my assists went up and I became a more complete player.

"Tactically, I see the game totally different. I'm really interested in the movements some players make. So for the last week, I've been watching the last seven or eight games of the team and try to know what the movements and what the coach is trying to expect from us in every game, so when I come in, I can just move."