Romelu Lukaku hails his own ‘DOMINANT’ performance against Arsenal as the £98m striker opens his Chelsea account… but declares the Blues need to keep getting stronger
- The Belgian brushed off Pablo Mari as if he weren’t there before his debut goal
- He also impressed with hold-up play, ability to win fouls and game management
- The Blues paid nearly nine figures to sign him from Inter Milan earlier this month
- And the 28-year-old already looks like he was worth every penny for Chelsea
Romelu Lukaku has hailed his own ‘dominant’ performance against Arsenal after opening his Chelsea account.
The Belgian striker, a £98million summer signing from Inter Milan, brushed off Pablo Mari with consummate ease before tapping home to score his first goal for the club in the Blues’ confident 2-0 win against the Gunners on Sunday.
But Lukaku admitted that despite satisfaction in his side’s performance, they now need to keep improving in order to challenge in the Premier League given the division’s competitiveness.
Romelu Lukaku hailed his own ‘dominant’ performance in a confident 2-0 win against Arsenal
The £98m summer signing (r) opened his account for the Blues after just 15 minutes on Sunday
He said: ‘I’m very happy with the way we played, we dominated, could have scored more but coming here with this performance we have to continue like that. (I was) dominant. I try to improve every time, I have a long way to go.
‘We need to keep getting stronger because the Premier League is very competitive but we’re ready for the challenge and hopefully can improve. I try but you want to work off the team, win, score, create chances and I keep working hard.
‘This team is very talented, they’re the European champions, but they want to keep on building, I want to continue winning so we have to keep fighting and keep delivering performances like this.
The Belgian striker impressed throughout with his link-up play, foul-winning and physicality
‘It’s good to start like this, we worked hard during the week. Knew it was a big game everyone is watching us but we did well. As an individual I try to help the team and add something different and hope to continue doing that to help them win.’
The 28-year-old rejoined Chelsea a decade after first joining from Anderlecht earlier this month, and was quickly into the action, playing the full 90 minutes against Mikel Arteta’s side and impressing with his hold-up play and ability to win fouls.
Thomas Tuchel’s men, who currently lie joint top of the league with Liverpool after two wins from two this campaign, face Jurgen Klopp’s Reds next up on Saturday in what could be a key match in the title race.