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​Koeman: Everton striker Lukaku needs support to score regularly

Ronald Koeman says Romelu Lukaku is "one of the best" but needs more support to thrive on a regular basis for Everton, reports Sky Sports.

The Belgium international had not scored a Premier League goal since March, before he sealed an 11-minute treble in Everton's 3-0 win at Sunderland on Monday.

"The offensive side of the team on Monday was great, much better in the second half," Koeman said at Thursday's pre-match press conference.

"For the team performance, don't make an eight and next week a four. But of course it's football.

"One day, you play better than the other. But if we talk about Lukaku, he is 23 years old. He did not have the pre-season he needed to be 100 percent. Now he is 100 percent.

"It's always a boost. Strikers live for scoring. Lukaku is always a scoring player. But we need to support the boy to give him the chances to score."

Ian Ferris
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