Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is glad to see Cristiano Ronaldo back in the Premier League but will never compare his record to that of the Manchester United forward. Both completed their transfer from serie A in Italy to their former clubs in England to play in the English Premier League.
In the same week he completed a shock return to United, Ronaldo made history on Wednesday by becoming the all-time leading goalscorer in men’s international football.
Ronaldo scored a couple of late headers to earn his side a 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over the Republic of Ireland and surpass Ali Daei’s previous high of 109 goals.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s 111 international goal scorer in history. While Lukaku still has plenty of time on his side to potentially make most of Ronaldo’s records, the Lukaku seems not interested in individual respects over team honours.
Romelu Lukaku press conference on Saturday.
“I don’t have a goals number in mind, all that interests me is to win trophies,” he said at a news conference on Saturday previewing Belgium’s qualifier against the Czech Republic.
“I will never compare myself to Ronaldo – he is one of the three best players of all time. I am proud to have played against him and it’s good for English football he’s come back.”
Lukaku’s latest two-goal thriller earned Belgium a 5-2 comeback win over Estonia on Thursday in the 2022 world cup qualifying match group stage.