Distin told evertonfc.com: "Considering Romelu's age he has got all the qualities.
"He's a monster. He's learning game after game and has the right mentality.
"I was talking about his size and his weight with him a week ago. We're more or less the same weight and to get there I had to work hard in the gym for four years.
"For him it's just how he is when he wakes up. I wasn't like that when I was 20. He's physically blessed and his positioning on the pitch and finishing are improving all the time.
"His attitude is great and that's the most important thing for a young player, and all our youngsters have that."
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