Belgium international Romelu Lukaku says he is one of the best forward in the world after a fine season in England with Everton.
Lukaku had one of his most prolific season in the Premier League with 18 goals for the Toffees in the league despite a disappointing season for the club which saw manager Roberto Martinez was sacked.
“I’m among the best. That’s good. Personally I am happy,” Lukaku told World Soccer magazine. “I did expect to produce a season of this calibre.”
And ahead of the Euro 2016 tournament this summer, Lukaku revealed that he is looking forward to coming up against club teammates Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy when Belgium play the Republic of Ireland.
“They are happy to be going to France and warn me that they are going to make life difficult for us,” he added. “I jokingly reply that we won’t be easy meat.
“It comes up a lot in the dressing room. Even though our focus is on the Premier League, it’s not been great for Everton and that’s the main topic of conversation.”
Lukaku is a subject of transfer speculations with Manchester United and former club Chelsea believed to be interested in his services but the lure for Champions League football may see him land in Germany with Bayern Munich or Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.