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Everton striker Lukaku: I couldn't spend season on Chelsea sidelines

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku admits he couldn't accept having a season in the stands at parent club Chelsea.

Lukaku has been a revelation for Everton this season.

"People want to see you on the pitch. That was why I left Chelsea. I didn't want to hear people saying, 'Hey, he's doing well in training, blah blah blah...' The game is what counts. The billions watching and following the Premier League don't tune in to see you in training. They want to know what you can do in a match," Lukaku told the Daily Mail.

So has Jose Mourinho been in touch since?

"What we have said is private but they have been in touch," says Lukaku. "They keep up with my improvement. I know what I do well and what I need to improve. I want to take all those positives to make myself a better player."

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