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 Posted by Mike Whalley
Oct 10, 2013

Lukaku becoming a 'proper man'

Roberto Martinez believes that Romelu Lukaku’s loan move to Everton from Chelsea is helping him to become “a proper man”.

Romelu Lukaku is on loan at Everton from Chelsea.
Romelu Lukaku is on loan at Everton from Chelsea.

Lukaku, 20, has hit four goals in four games for Martinez since arriving from Stamford Bridge for the season on September 2.

The Belgium international has carried on where he left off after spending last season on loan at West Brom, where he hit 17 goals in 20 Premier League starts. And Martinez believes that the responsibility of playing regularly for Everton will help the striker’s development.

Lukaku -- who joined Chelsea from Anderlecht in 2011 -- had completed a full 90 minutes in English football just nine times before his move to Goodison Park. But he has played two full matches for Everton already, and Martinez is sure that the forward will benefit from more match action.

The manager told the Liverpool Daily Post: “Remember that he hasn’t played many 90 minutes in his career and it is important that he has already played two 90 minutes for us.

“That is important because it is going to allow his game to go into a full flow. So it is like seeing a young man who has now become a proper man with an important role and that’s what we want him to have here.

“That’s why I am excited to see him ready to step up and do that. But it is a new role for him and as a young man, until you are put in that position, you don’t know how you are going to react. That’s why I am excited because this is the first time in his career that he is going to take that role so everything is in his hands, really.

“He is not a typical No. 9. When you see Romelu you think of power, strength and that he’ll hold the ball up for you. He is a lot more than that and when you speak to him he just blows you away with his knowledge and the way that he wants to understand the game.

“His overall play is not that of a normal target man. He is a modern target man and that excites me. There are not many around world football of that type. But he will get the opportunity here. He will have the time to experiment things and try things. He can be as good as he wants to be.”

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