The Watford striker believes he was not ready for the English Premier League challenge after he was loaned to Fortuna Dusseldorf.
Belgian winger Dodi Lukebakio debuted professionally in 2015 with Anderlecht in his native country. He was loaned to Toulouse and Charleroi.
But it was in 2018 when he started playing in the English Premier League with Watford; he had no luck there.
He was loaned for one year to German club Fortuna Dusseldorf, but now he’s back for revenge.
“Why would 20 million be too much for me?” he asked The Harrow Times.
“In today’s football there are no limits anymore and I am very ambitious.”
“If I see the numbers in football today, I don’t think it’s so much,” he added.
“There is no limit anymore. Why would that be a lot for me? I had a great season, thanks to Düsseldorf.”
He explained: “I am very ambitious and I expect a lot from myself.”
“My goal was to play a complete season, something that so far never worked.”
“I achieved that. And I also wanted to score between ten and fifteen goals. That is not dreaming, is it? Without being arrogant, I know I can,” he said.
“I couldn’t refuse such an offer [from Watford] but the Premier League, that is the highest level, in all areas and I didn’t have enough experience in my legs to handle it.”
“Having to train on a weekly basis, knowing that you cannot play, that was an enormous mental challenge,” said Lukebakio.
“Certainly if you are completely alone there. Nany Dimata then pointed out to me the power of faith.”
“I was already religious, but not practicing and I immediately felt the difference. Since then, God has been my strength and just as Nany was my channel to God, I now try to be the same for others,” he concluded.
— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) June 15, 2019