Lukaku hails Everton strike partner Eto’o

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has praised the impact of teammate Samuel Eto’o admitting that he feels ‘blessed’ to be playing alongside the Cameroon star, the Daily Mail has reported.

Both players moved to Goodison Park from Chelsea in the summer, but had never played together prior to their respective arrivals, with Lukaku having spent almost the whole of last season on loan with the Toffees.

Starting together for the first time in the Premier League on Sunday at Burnley, Eto’o scored twice including a sublime 20-yard shot, while Lukaku chipped in with another as Everton won 3-1.

Eto’o has experience of winning league titles abroad as well as Champions League crowns, and Lukaku believes that having someone with the ability and career achievements of the 33-year-old will aid his own development. He said: ‘He’s a world class player. He’s scored so many goals throughout his career and I’ve been blessed to be working with him.

‘I spend most of the time with him. I come in at the same time as he does, I leave at the same time. We do everything together on and off the pitch as well. In training we have a finishing competition and the one who loses has to do sprints.

‘Samuel has the same impact as (Didier) Drogba and (Nicolas) Anelka had on me when I was younger at Chelsea,’ he said.In that aspect I think I’ve been blessed to work with top strikers like them. I hope to be one of them in the future.’

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