Everton loanee Romelu Lukaku wants to finish above Chelsea this term.
Everton loan star Romelu Lukaku says he is determined to prove Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wrong by helping the Toffees finishing above his parent club this season.
Lukaku, 20, was sent to Goodison Park on a season-long deal in August, despite impressing for the Blues in pre-season and netting 17 league goals whilst on loan at West Brom last term.
The Belgian international has already netted three goals in just two starts for Roberto Martinez’s side, while Chelsea’s remaining strikers – Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o – are yet to score a league goal between them this season.
Lukaku, who has previously admitted that he was keen to move to Merseyside in order to boost his chances of playing for Belgium at the World Cup, says he hopes to finish above Chelsea this season and prove a point to Mourinho.
When asked why he was loaned out, Lukaku told Belgian source Sport Wereld: “I can not do much. The manager decides and, as a player, you have to respect that.
“I then chose to leave and it’s up to me to prove the manager wrong. It’s been two years already and then you go you ask. But, c’est la vie. The only thing I can do is play well and score a lot. And then I think people will say that I’m a good player.”
Mourinho says he has no regrets about sending Lukaku on loan, insisting succeeding at Everton is not the same as succeeding at Chelsea.
“What should I say?,” responded Lukaku, when asked about the Portuguese’s remarks.
“Everyone has their own opinion. I can only prove the opposite. I hope I can finish higher than Chelsea and score more. With Everton, we will see at the end of the season to see who made the best choice.”
“I hope the best for Chelsea. Mourinho is a good coach. I think he makes his choices in good faith. I do that too. The performances that I deliver at Everton are the proof. “