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Ex-Belgium coach Vandereycken: Chelsea striker Lukaku proving himself equal of Ronaldo

Former Belgium coach René Vandereycken says Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is proving himself to be at the level of Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Vandereycken has been impressed by how Lukaku has hit the ground running at Chelsea since joining last month from Inter Milan.

He told Het Nieuwsblad: "While everyone was convinced of Ronaldo at Manchester United from when the negotiations were still ongoing, Lukaku still had to convince a large number of people that he was the right man for Chelsea.

"In a short time he convinced the majority of those doubters.

“Ronaldo and Lukaku were one and two in the top scorer positions in Italy last season and are among the top strikers in Europe. Attackers from the lower level sometimes have periods when their goal production stops, but Ronaldo and in the meantime also Lukaku are real top scorers who score goals throughout the season."


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