West Brom striker Lukaku tired of Drogba comparisons

West Bromwich Albion striker Romelu Lukaku has pleaded with fans not to compare him with former Chelsea teammate Didier Drogba.

West Bromwich Albion striker Romelu Lukaku has pleaded with fans not to compare him with former Chelsea teammate Didier Drogba.

The 19-year-old does not intend to live in the Ivorian’s shadow and is determined to make his own name in the game.

“At first it was ok - but I’m bored of it now,” he told the WBA website. “It isn’t necessary and I don’t like it now.

“I have my father’s surname, I am Romelu Lukaku - I’m not anybody else. This is my own name and the name I want people to remember.

“Didier and I have a similar playing style but I don’t think he would have wanted to be compared to someone when he was young.

“Every player wants to be their own person, their own personality. I don’t want to be the ‘new anyone’.”

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