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Everton hat-trick hero Romelu Lukaku: I'm back in business!

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku was delighted with his hat-trick at Sunderland.

The Belgian feels back to his best after last night's performance.

He told evertontv: “Physically, I needed one more week [before the international break] but I'm happy, I've got the goals flowing now, I'm back in business and I want to help my teammates as much as I can to achieve our objectives."

Having previously claimed the match ball only once for the Toffees - in a 4-1 Europa League win at BSC Young Boys in February 2015 - Lukaku says his latest prize will be getting stored in a familiar location.

“It will be at my mum's house, like my other balls and other [golden] shoes and everything, as usual," he revealed. “Next time I go home for international duty, I'll give it to my mum and she's going to keep it."

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