Everton talisman Romelu Lukaku has admitted he is yet to reach the level of an elite striker like Barcelona and former Liverpool hit man Luis Suarez.
Lukaku has consistently performed in the Premier League in recent seasons and has already struck four times in the league this term. The Belgian netted 18 goals in 37 appearances last season and has targeted improving that tally as he dedicates himself to reaching new heights in his game.
‘I need more match-winning performances [to reach the level of Suarez],’ Lukaku told Sky Sports. ‘For a striker of my ability I score the goals that I score, but I need to create goals.
‘The likes of [Sergio] Aguero, Suarez, [Karim] Benzema, [Robert] Lewandowski, they can create a goal out of nowhere and that’s the thing that I need to do.’
The 23-year-old admitted he is training with manager Ronald Koeman to improve the playmaking side of his game.
‘In training I’m with the manager trying to put in situations like that so it becomes more natural. I have it in my locker but it needs to come out more.’
Lukaku also opened up about his decision to stay put at the Merseyside club following Koeman’s arrival in place of Roberto Martinez.
‘I’m young and there are aspects of my game I need to improve. He worked with me on it from day one and I was convinced he was a man that can have a big influence on my future,’ the striker concluded.