Belgium and Chelsea star Romelu Lukaku insisted he has an extended strategy to go earlier than he may be in comparison with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo scored his 110th and 111th international goals this week, shifting two away from Iran legend Ali Daei within the all-time males’s scoring charts.
At age 28, Lukaku has netted 66 instances for Belgium, giving him an outdoor likelihood of ultimately catching Ronaldo. However the Belgium star says any speak evaluating him to the Portugal star is untimely.
What was mentioned?
“Do not ever examine me to Cristiano Ronaldo, by no means,” Lukaku mentioned at a press convention forward of Belgium’s World Cup qualifier in opposition to Czech Republic on Sunday – a sport through which he’s set to earn his one centesimal cap.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is, for me, within the prime three greatest gamers within the historical past of soccer,” he continued. “I am not going to rank him from first to 3rd however he is in there.
“What he has achieved in soccer in the present day for gamers of my technology is one thing distinctive.
“I used to be fortunate sufficient to play in opposition to him in Italy and now that he is again within the Premier League, it is all good for English soccer.
“As for the remaining, evaluating statistics and all that, it is ineffective.”
Premier League returns
Ronaldo and Lukaku may be lumped in not less than one class collectively: former Premier League stars who’ve left Italy and returned to England this summer time.
After serving to Inter to the Serie A title final yr, Lukaku has come again to Chelsea in a £98 million ($136m) transfer.
The ahead has already began two Premier League matches for the Blues, scoring in his debut against Arsenal.
Ronaldo, in the meantime, left Juventus after three seasons to complete a sensational €23m (£20m//$27m) return to Manchester United.