Roberto Martinez not concerned with Lukaku's goal drought with Manchester United
Nov 09, 2017 Sports 6453 By Abdulkerimu Oare
- Roberto Martinez not concerned with Lukaku's goal drought with Manchester United.
- Praises Lukaku's ability and form for country.
- Lukaku has not scored for Manchester United since September.
Belgium international coach Roberto martinez has praised Manchester United's Striker Romelu Lukaku's ability and disclosed that he is not worried about the player's lack of goals for his club.
Romeu Lukaku who started the
season in breathtaking form has failed to score in his last six club games.
"I think Romelu is an out-and-out goal-scorer and his numbers reflect that," said Martinez in an interview with ESPN FC. "Only elite footballers get anywhere near his return in terms of goals so far in the Premier League. He'll tell you he's obsessed with the game, he wants to become better and work hard to fulfill the enormous potential that he has."
Martinez helped develop the striker while both men were at Everton and says the progress Lukaku has made in his career leaves him "happy" and "proud," pointing out that the player's age means he can still improve.
"He needs to be given a path and I think that path now is the move he had from Chelsea to West Brom, from West Brom to Everton and then after playing in Europe for Everton in an important role, going into Manchester United in a team that you're always expected to win; I think it's been a really interesting stage or path for Romelu," Martinez said. "Through that path you're going to have good moments, bad moments, but I think we're all aware that the enormous talent that he has in front of goal will allow him to go through any bad spell."
Lukaku has however been in excellent form for Belgium after netting 11 goals in just eight games.