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Martinez – “Lukaku is unique, he can do it all”

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Belgian national team manager Roberto Martinez thinks Romelu Lukaku has the ability to do everything his team needs.

Lukaku, played for Martinez at Everton, before he was his national team coach.

The Spaniard has watched the striker grow and player and mature, going through highs and lows.

Speaking to Gazzetta Dello Sport, he has nothing but positive things to say about the Inter Milan striker.

Martinez thinks there is nothing Luaku can’t do and that there is nobody like him

He said:

“He’s a unique No 9, physically strong.”

“I think it’s important for every team to have a striker who harvests all his qualities.”

“Romelu dribbles holds the ball up and – above all – scores.”

“Being able to surpass 100 goals in the Premier League and being Belgium’s all-time top scorer tells you everything.”

Martinez feels that the Inter fans will appreciate him more and more as he grows into Italian football.

He added:

“This is what the Italian fans are starting to appreciate, a chameleon-like striker, able to do many things but always with the intention of scoring.”

“He knows how to do it all.”

“Therefore, lots of people go around looking for the things he was unable to do.”

“There are strikers who know how to do only one thing, so no-one asks them to do anything else.”

Martinez feels that perhaps some of his previous employers didn’t appreciate him enough.

He continued:

“Romelu’s strength is that he can always do something different.”

“This is also a disadvantage because there are games where some of the things he tries fail to come off.”

“He makes the pitch bigger and creates things for others.”

“If people appreciated these things, even when he doesn’t score, then he’d be criticised less.”

He feels that the former United player has always had this ability, but is maturing and will only get better

He said:

“I invite fans to go back over his career.”

“At 16 he was already scoring goals for Anderlecht, then at Everton ge was important, getting used to the physicality of the Premier League.”

“At that point, always putting the team before himself, he matured.”

“Now he’s ready to win a title abroad and I think that’s what he wants to do with Inter.”

Lukaku has had a positive start to his Inter career.

To prove himself to be one of the best though,  he needs to show consistency too.

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MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 21: Romelu Lukaku of Internazionale in action during the Serie A match between AC Milan and FC Internazionale at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on September 21, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)