Belgium international Romelu Lukaku has revealed that he needs to adopt a “serial killer” instinct to kill of teams after he broke his 1,139 minutes without a competitive goal for Everton last night.
The 23-year-old who snubbed a big money move to Italian giants Juventus in the summer to stay at Goodison netted a hat-trick against Sunderland in a premier league game yesterday to announce his return back to form.
It was a special night for the Belgian as he completed his hat-trick in 11 minutes as the Toffees continued their unbeaten run to the 2016/17 season.
“I think we could have done better, especially in the first half. It wasn’t as good as we wanted,” he told Sky Sports.
“They defended well but we didn’t get the ball up front or create chances, aside from one or two that I missed. It wasn’t good enough.
“The second half was much better and it was a well-deserved win.
“I think I could have had five at the end, maybe, so I have to be more of a serial killer. But we won today and the defence did a brilliant job. We have to keep going as a team.”
However, Lukaku acknowledged that he is not 100% fit at the moment and hopes to improve once he regains top shape during the cause of the season.
“It was coming. When I went to Belgium, I said it was about my fitness levels, which weren’t as good as I wanted them to be. You have to be patient in the Premier League,” he said.
“I’m happy for the team. We’re in a good position in the league and we have to keep going.”
Defender Leighton Baines says the squad always had faith in Lukaku’s ability and praised the “fantastic” all-round spirit within the dressing room.
“We know he’s got goals in him, his record is phenomenal. We all knew the goals were going to come,” he said.
“We’ve started from scratch, we’ve got to be crystal clear on the fundamentals again and be crystal clear on what we want to achieve. We started at the bottom and worked really hard, got fit, and the spirit is fantastic. We need to keep this run going.
“We haven’t set any definite objectives. Our goal is to repeat what we did in the first chunk [of the season], and if we do that, we’ll be in a good position.”