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"Freak" Lukaku Aims To Emulate Drogba & Van Persie

Romelu Lukaku has reiterated that it was his decision to leave Chelsea again for a second season away on loan.

The young Belgian striker was Everton’s player of the month, and is clearly loving playing on loan for the Toffees under Spanish manager Roberto Martinez.

Calling Martinez a kindred spirit, Lukaku told The Independent:  "I'm a football freak but he's one as well. Every time I notice something in a game I've seen at the weekend, so has he."

Lukaku grew impatient at being overlooked at Chelsea again this season, despite scoring 17 goals on loan for West Brom last season.

"It was my decision to leave and I think I made a good choice," he explained.

"I had to challenge myself again, to play in a team that has most of the possession. I had to improve my movement, my skills, my determination.”

Many pundits believe that Lukaku is certainly good enough to play for a team like Chelsea, with power, excellent technique and a bustling will to win.

At just 20-years-old, Lukaku has the football world at his feet, and a long and successful future ahead of him.

And while he was in a rush to play regular first-team football, he cites the example of his hero Didier Drogba, when putting his own stuttering development at Chelsea in context.

"When he got older, he got better and better,” Lukaku said of former Chelsea great Drogba.

“Some players when they get [to] 29, 30 have arrived at their peak. But he was the best at 32. I ask how, but when you start working with him you see the way he's preparing for games, the way he's training.

"Van Persie is somebody as well.

"He was a player who had a lot of injuries and became an injury-free player and top scorer in the League two years in a row. Those players are quite inspiring. My main ambition is just being the best. At everything. Winning games. Scoring goals at the weekend."

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