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Belgium public want to see me fail – Lukaku

Belgium v Panama: Group G - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
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Romelu Lukaku has sensationally claimed that people in his own country wish to see him fail after netting a brace in Belgium’s 3-0 win over Panama

After a difficult first-half, Dries Mertens made a breakthrough for the Red Devils by scoring a spectacular volley to hand them the lead.

Lukaku then added a brace to become the first Belgian player to have scored at least 2 goals in a single World Cup game since Marc Wilmots did so against Mexico in the 1998 tournament.

The only other player to have achieved the feat was Wilfried Van Moer back in the 1970 World Cup against Salvador.

Yet, for Lukaku, it will never good enough for many of the Belgium supporters and the Manchester United forward feels that they do not appreciate what he has gone through in his life to reach this point.

“If you weren’t with me when I had nothing, then you can’t really understand me,” he said, according to the BBC.

“When I went to Chelsea and I wasn’t playing, I heard them laughing at me. When I got loaned out to West Brom, I heard them laughing at me.

“But it’s cool. Those people weren’t with me when we were pouring water in our cereal.”

Belgium will now face Tunisia in the next game of Group G at the Otkritie Arena in Moscow on Saturday.