Belgium coach Martinez: Lukaku focused on winning vs England, not on individual awards
- Roberto Martinez says beating England to third place at the World Cup is more important to Rom than pipping Harry Kane to the Golden Boot.
The Spurs striker has notched up 6 goals to his tally in Russia, two more than Lukaku.
“Romelu is here to help the team perform, not for individual awards,” said the Spaniard, who was celebrating his 45th birthday.
“We don’t look at that sort of reward and Romelu is the first to show that with his play. We had a moment against Japan where Romelu has the ball in the box, the last second of the game.
“Any striker that thinks he has 50 per cent chance of a goal takes that, but he made one of the best assists in the tournament.
“Other awards are more interesting to us. To be able to finish third, the best finish for the Belgian national team, would be an achievement we salute more than individual awards.”
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot race will come down to Harry Kane vs Romelu Lukaku. pic.twitter.com/S3GFQmUgYD— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 8, 2018