Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku is in the form of his life after leading Inter to the Serie A title. He has already scored 3 goals for Belgium in the Euro 2020.
Lukaku will now face Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in the Round of 16. Ronaldo has five goals to his name and is currently leading the Golden Boot race.
Lukaku has now said that he would like to have Ronaldo’s dribbling ability, while he also thinks Ronaldo would, in turn, like to have his power.
Lukaku told the press, via Marca, when asked if facing Ronaldo in Serie A had helped him as a player.”On the personal level, yes,”
“As a team [Inter] it was just important to win the championship. We’ve done it. It was exceptional, the way we were in all the big matches, we won a lot, it was a great season for us. We hope to do it next year.”
“I would like to have his [Cristiano’s] dribble and the way he kicks the ball. He would like to have my power!”
Lukaku also commented on Ronaldo equalling Ali Daei’s record of 109 international goals: “Those are impressive numbers. If there is anybody who can achieve those numbers it’s him, hats off to him, to do that over and over.”
“How old is he, 36? [Juventus] went out in the Champions League against Porto. The way he got criticism, I was like ‘wow, it’s unbelievable’.”
“Then the next game he scored a hat-trick. It’s motivational when you have somebody in your own league who can do it in that age, then you think why couldn’t I get to that level, or as close as possible? He’s a player you can count on, he wins. That’s impressive.”
Romelu Lukaku was also asked about winning the Ballon d’Or. He said: “That’s a really great goal, and my childhood dream,”
“I wanted to step to the next level, to get better. People always would talk about [Harry] Kane, [Robert] Lewandowski, [Karim] Benzema, and say it was world class level, with me it was always ‘good form’.”
“In the last two years I’ve shown that it’s not just good form, I belong with that group. The thing I really want to do is start winning.”
“The fact we won with Inter has given me more motivation to further improve. The final goal would be to win with the national team. That would be the ultimate recognition for the players here and pride for Belgium.”
“I need that, the line between provocation, some people go over it. I go to the line and then I know that’s the limit and then I just want to win, that’s my goal.”
“I think I’ve gotten to the next level. I keep going up. Everything’s possible. It’s a matter of work, finding the little things that make you better. I know I’ve progressed a lot, that’s for sure. But I’m always looking for that little extra.”