Romelu Lukaku believes that he has nothing left to prove for the Premier League supporters after making his way back to Chelsea once again.
Romelu Lukaku is of the opinion that he has nothing left to show in the Premier League following his big-money transfer to Chelsea. The Belgian made a comeback to England after spending two years with the Serie A giants Inter Milan.
During his early years with the Blues, Lukaku could not achieve success up to his standards. Later, he made appearances for West Brom and Everton before signing Manchester United for £75 million.
However, due to his inconsistency during two years at Old Trafford, Lukaku was traded to Italy. The 28-year-old put a significant impact on the Inter side as they managed to lift their first Serie A title in 11 years.
Though, now that the Belgium international has returned to the English League once again, he does feel the need to prove anything to anyone. Lukaku described his overall journey at the introductory press conference at Chelsea.
He said: “I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. The only thing that motivates me is myself. I am a self-motivator and always have been. I’m a Chelsea player and happy to be here now.”
“I have experienced success elsewhere and also a different playing style where it’s more technical based and tactical. The Premier League has a bit of everything and the experiences I had a few years ago were great. I loved every minute of it on and off the field. But the experiences in Italy made me more complete as a player.”
“Now it’s just about what I have learned in Italy. Watching the Premier League over the last few years, the players have got better. The teams have got better and I am ready for the challenge.”
Lukaku added: “It’s not about records. It’s about winning trophies. I’ve realised how different people’s attitude is towards you when you win something. That’s something that I’ve learned. In conversations, I had with Didier Drogba or John Terry or Antonio Conte. The respect I have is different when you start winning.”
“That was something I really wanted. I wanted to win so bad. I went to Inter and then we did. That’s the only thing that matters to me – winning. Scoring goals, yes, that’s beautiful. I know I am in a position where I can score a lot of goals. But winning trophies, that sets you apart.”
“I was young and I don’t think I was as evolved as I am now. My journey has had a lot of ups and downs. But at the end of the day if you keep performing you know that you will always get a chance. My relationship with the club has always been great. And now to be back at the perfect time is a good feeling.”