'My teammates can lean on me - I've tried to master being a striker': Lukaku breaks down how he's in best form of his career

'My teammates can lean on me - I've tried to master being a striker': Lukaku breaks down how he's in best form of his career
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It’s been almost 10 years to the day since Romelu Lukaku first arrived at Cobham as an 18-year-old from Anderlecht. Asked what has changed since the last time he was at Chelsea, the striker had a great response.

He told Chelseafc.com: "I just feel more complete. I’ve tried to master all the facets that a striker needs and I just want to keep improving on the small details all the time and keep improving on my strengths as well.

"I just want to try to help the team win and be available for the manager as well as for my teammates. I want to make sure that they feel comfortable and they can lean on me in whatever situation we’re in.

"I’m a leader but I’m also more of a gel person, making sure that everybody feels comfortable and confident. That’s the way I lead. When I was at Inter and when I’ve been captain of the national team, I make sure that everybody is confident and knows what they have to do.

"When there’s a difficult moment in the game, they can lean on me and I’ll always be encouraging my teammates, never being down on them or barking at them. I try to stay positive and make sure that we win the game because that’s always the most important thing."

The striker scored 30 goals in 44 games last season to lead Inter to their first Serie A title since 2010. Aged 28, Lukaku is now at his peak and it's going to be exciting to watch him wreak havoc in a Chelsea shirt.

Source: Chelseafc.com