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Belgium coach Martinez: I know how Lukaku works

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez is delighted with the form of Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.

Martinez is also pleased with Chelsea ace Michy Batshuayi, who is now on-loan at Valencia.

"I have known Lukaku for a long time and I understand him," Martinez said when asked about Lukaku's form for Belgium.

"I knew his role with Belgium when I was at Everton - I just want him to score."

On the potential problem that Batshuayi could provide for Lukaku, Martinez continued: “I look at Batshuayi and see him putting pressure on Lukaku a little bit.

“[Lukaku] has to perform because Batshuayi is also strong."

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