Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has vented his frustration after some sections of the media in Belgium criticised his performance in Saturday’s Merseyside derby.
Lukaku, on a season-long loan from Chelsea, scored in the 72nd and 82nd minutes of the 3-3 draw with Liverpool at Goodison Park on Saturday, and received plaudits for his performance in the English press.
However, the striker -- who has often been compared unfavourably with compatriot Christian Benteke in Belgium -- quoted segments of articles written in his home country as he spoke of his annoyance about the way he is portrayed.
He wrote: “Some media in Belgium can’t be happy for their fellow countrymen.”
Referring to one article that suggested English defences “aren’t always sharp”, he tweeted: “#areyoukiddingme?!?”
Quoting another article that said he “had a difficult first hour” despite his man of the match award, he wrote: “And they wonder why I prefer speaking with the English media. Good thing the fans aren’t as negative as you guys.”