Romelu Lukaku Quotes, a complete collection

Sun 07 November 2021 | 20:29

A look at the greatest Romelu Lukaku quotes including his comments on football and the biggest stars of the game.

Romelu Lukaku is a Belgian professional footballer who playing as a striker for

Chelsea football club

and Belgium National team. Widely regarded as one of the best forwards of his generation, Lukaku started his career in 2009 with the famous Belgian side, Anderlecht. Then He had a very difficult three-year spell at Chelsea in which he played only 10 games.

Lukaku's rise to the top of the football world started at Everton. He then had impressive spells at Manchester United and Inter Milan. In 2021, Lukaku returned to his beloved club, Chelsea, wishing to prove himself after the bitter experience he had in London at the start of his career.

Romelu Lukaku has won many top individual and collective awards so far into his career. He was a key player for Inter Milan in their title winning campaign last season. He also won the Belgian Pro League title with Anderlecht. He was also a key member of the

Belgium side

which reached the third place at the 2018 World Cup.

Known for his remarkable physicality, work rate and eye for goal, Lukaku He has scored 255 goals in 512 matches during his club career. He has also scored 67 goals in 100 games so far into his international career with Belgium. In the following article we present you with a complete collection of

Romelu Lukaku quotes

Best Collection of Romelu Lukaku quotes

We present football fans with the Best collection of Romelu Lukaku quotes which includes his comments about his personality and career as well as his comments on other football stars.

Romelu Lukaku quotes about his personal life

Romelu Lukaku was born into a family of football fans from Antwerp, Belgium. His parent were originally from Zaire in Africa. According to himself, Lukaku had a happy childhood despite the fact that his parent were poor. He had a very good relationship with his father, whom he saw as his first idol. His father was also a professional footballer who even played for Zaire national team. His brother, Jordan is also a football player for Antwerp.

Lukaku is a true family person and has a close relationship with his siblings and parents. He had been in a relationship with his long-time girlfriend, Sarah Mens until 2021. It is certainly interesting to know more about Romelu Lukaku quotes on his own childhood, personality and private life.

On His childhood and family

When we were kids, we couldn't even afford to watch Thierry Henry on Match of the Day.

When I was 11 years old, I was playing for the Lierse youth team, and one of the parents from the other team literally tried to stop me from going on the pitch. He was like, 'How old is this kid? Where is his ID? Where is he from?'

I've been working to be a pro since I was 11 years old.

My father was my hero when I was still a boy.

Ever since I was six or seven, I wanted to be a professional footballer.

I started playing at six. I was at a school always playing football with my friends. But I was always bored at home. I asked my father if he could start me in a football team. He took me to a team called Rupel Boom, who were playing in the fourth division in Belgium, and I stayed there for four years.

I was always a striker ever since I was a little boy. I always wanted to put the ball in the net and have the feeling of scoring a goal.

Chelsea and Arsenal tried to sign me when I was 13, 14.

As a young kid, you dream of playing in every big team.

When you see your father playing in the first division, and you see players like Ronaldo with the crowd singing their names, you want that.

I started playing when I was 16. Year in, year out, people expect 20 goals from me.

When younger, I was tall but very skinny. When I was 14, I grew and started gaining muscles. So I started doing sit-ups, abs work, press-ups, strengthening my core. I'd do 100-150 reps each day. I knew if my core was strong enough, I would get fewer muscle injuries.

As a youngster, you normally have to play. How will you be one of the best not playing?

I used to run to school with my brother Jordan. It was two or three miles there and back. We'd do it every day. My parents didn't have the money to buy us bikes. It was nice; we enjoyed it.

For me, family has always been more important than football. The most important thing for me is that my parents and my brother are fine. That is the first thing on my mind when I wake up every day.

My father has always been a big influence in my life.

On his hobbies and preferences

I feel a lot of people working in the media don't know how much of a student of the game I am. They don't know that if we play on a Saturday, the first thing I do when I get home is watch the other games, watch the other leagues.

The first thing I do on a Sunday is five hours in front of the TV watching football, football, football. I watch my games back and pick out what didn't go right and try to make sure it goes well next time.

On his personality and objectives:

I have to make sure I stay focused and have the same ambition I've always had and work hard - that's the key to success.

If you weren't with me when I had nothing, then you can't really understand me.

I'm Romelu Lukaku. I want to create my own history.

I don't touch anything I don't deserve.

If you want to be one of the best, you have to look at the best.

Hard work eliminates fear. That's how I think.

Personally, I don't let my head go down; I just keep working hard.

People in football love to talk about mental strength. Well, I'm the strongest dude you're ever going to meet.

No matter where you play, you want to be remembered.

I live day by day.

Football is what, 15 years? I want to invest 100% of my life into the game, so when it's all said and done, I don't want to have regrets.

If you don't have ambition to be one of the best, someone will always come and take your place.

At the end of my career, you never know what might happen. I think that a move to MLS... maybe.

A move to MLS - you never know. New York or Los Angeles, you never know.

I know I have a lot of talent.

When you're not happy, you don't need to fake your emotions.

I just want to become the best player I can be. I'll never say it's good enough. It's a pressure I put on myself.

I want to prove to other people that I have something in my mind and intellectual qualities, not just the ability to play football.

I don't like to look at what other players are doing.

You have to be ambitious in life.

I want to become a coach, but I will start from the youth teams and take a step at a time

Romelu Lukaku quotes about football and his playing style

Romelu Lukaku is known the most for his incredible relentless energy, Physicality and goal scoring instincts. Lukaku has been also praised for his tactical awareness, intelligence, anticipation, and the defensive aspect of his game. He has been a key member of the Belgium national team and many top European clubs in recent years and has shown his strong personality in many key moments of his amazing career. The followings are the

top quotes by Romelu Lukaku

about football and his own playing style.

On football

In football, anything can happen. You can have an injury, and then you won't play at the highest level anymore. If you don't have a diploma, what then?

You cannot only be remembered by scoring goals; you want to be remembered by winning trophies.

I would rather have a career where I improve year after year than go to the top and then decline. There are a lot of strikers that reached the top before 25, but after 25, they went down.

I'm used to playing under pressure. In the Premier League, there are big players and big teams - we are used to it.

You have to be patient in the Premier League.

Sometimes footballers, we get soft a little bit.

When you score, you are a hero.

There is no denying that the English league is perfect for me, but there are nice clubs elsewhere, too.

Football is all about having fun - but playing to win at the same time. When you find the right balance, there's so much more to enjoy.

I love English, Spanish, and German football.

For me, football is not about money - I want to win prizes.

It's about winning games and scoring as many goals as possible.

Every player wants to play in the Champions League. Every player wants to play at the highest level.

The billions watching and following the Premier League don't tune in to see you in training. They want to know what you can do in a match.

Obviously, the World Cup is nice and the Euros is really nice as well, but I have always dreamed of the Champions League.

I think Serie A is a really complicated league, you have to prepare for every single game and are always challenged. Every match is a different test

On his playing style

I looked up to Cristiano Ronaldo, and then it was always Didier Drogba.

I'm not a selfish guy.

My physique? It is a gift from God. I never lift weights.

The reason I score more and more goals, season after season, is I know my mistakes from the past, I know my strengths, and I work on my strengths, but the little points I want to get better, and it's constant. That's the state of mind I have - I always want to be better.

If I don't score, I try to give an assist; if I do score, I try to give an assist and score another.

I'm a goal scorer, so I'm here to score goals, but at the end of the day, I want to help my team-mates reach something, so we are working hard.

I give my best every day in training and in games; this is the only way that I know how to play football.

I'm very fast, I'm very strong, and I work a lot.

I want to make sure when my team is having difficulties, they can count on me.

As long as I win and lead my team to winning, that's when I will be really satisfied. As a football player, I don't play for the individual.

I can do a lot of stuff, score goals with my left, right, and head.

Every striker has to have that edge. When they are not scoring, or when the team is losing, they explode. I ensure I am focused throughout the game, whether that is making a chance for myself or receiving the ball from a teammate to score.

People used to talk to me about that and say, 'Rom doesn't play with passion.' I do, but I don't show it too much because in my mind, I'm a guy that thinks a lot about how to win the game. Sometimes I let the emotions just come now, and it helps me.

I just want to be good, help my team-mates win the games, and score a lot of goals.

I have always been scoring goals, and now the quality of goals I am scoring is better.

I think I've proven that I've improved every part of my game.

I don't dive. I'm not a player who dives.

I just want to improve and show the people what I can do on the pitch.

I want my team to be the best. I want my team to be the most attractive to play in the league.

I’ve tried to master all the facets that a striker needs and I just want to keep improving on the small details all the time and keep improving on my strengths as well

Top quotes by Romelu Lukaku about famous football players and teams

In this part of the article we present you with the top quotes by Romelu Lukaku about other football great stars and teams, including his comments on two of his biggest idols, Didier Drogba and Ronaldo Nazario.

On his first idol, Didier Drogba

Drogba is more of a hold-up player, a target man. I prefer to have ball to feet and run in behind.

I sit next to


in the dressing room. I listen all the time because he gives advice.

Drogba kept it really simple. He's really happy with the improvements I've made in the last couple of seasons but he's always saying there's more work to be done.

On Zlatan Ibrahimovic

He was the main guy at Manchester United, and he's a guy I really look up to and who I learn from a lot because we share the same agent. Here and there, he sends a bit of advice to me, and it helps me improve. But I'm Romelu Lukaku - I'm not

Zlatan Ibrahimovic


On Sacha Kljestan

I play with Sacha Kljestan, and I talk a lot with him about playing in MLS.

On Tuanzebe

I've played with Tuanzebe back in the day and he knows I'm left-footed

On Tomas Tuchel

The conversation was really clear from him [Tuchel], that he wants me to be a presence and a leader in the team.

On Antonio Conte

To be honest, I never liked the back to goal play… until

Antonio Conte

made me see what I could do for the team! Also for myself.

2014 we spoke for the first time and we have had a bond ever since. We had many moments to work together but only god knows why it never happened earlier.

On Christian Eriksson

I hope he is healthy and I dedicate this performance to him. I cried a lot because I was scared, obviously. You live strong moments together. I spent more time with him than with my family.

On Nicolo Barella

Barella is the voice of the team. Every team needs players ready to go to war and we have so many of them.

I told him that within two years we would win some trophies together.

When I saw him for the first time, his father was with him.

On Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

was everything for me. I try to imitate his mentality and his love for sports.

Romelu Lukaku quotes about Cristiano Ronaldo

I will never compare myself to Ronaldo – he is one of the three best players of all time. I am proud to have played against him and it's good for English football he's come back.

How old is he – 36? [Juve] went out in the Champions League against Porto. The way he got criticism, I was like 'wow; it's unbelievable'.

Then the next game he scored a hat-trick. It's motivational when you have somebody in your own league who can do it in that age, then you think why couldn't I get to that level, or as close as possible? He's a player you can count on, he wins – that's impressive

Romelu Lukaku quotes about Ronaldo Nazario


changed football. He was the one you would look at. You would see him doing step-overs and you were thinking: 'Who does this?' You would see defenders falling over and you were like: 'Wow.' The goals that he scored, and at crucial times. He scored goals where you were like: 'Oh man, this is not serious.

Best Romelu Lukaku quotes about his club and international career

We wrap up our article on Romelu Lukaku quotes with a collection of his sayings about his club and international career. Lukaku's has had impressive spells at Everton, Manchester United, Chelsea and Inter Milan. On the International level, His biggest achievement has been the 2018 World Cup third place with Belgium.

On his international career with Belgium

I wanted to be the best footballer in Belgian history. That was my goal. Not good. Not great. The best.

If you can't play under pressure, you shouldn't be at a World Cup.

On his time At Everton

Everton as a football club has a great history.

When you do well for a team like Everton, it's easier to go into a top team and establish yourself.

On his time with Manchester United


Manchester United

and Jose Mourinho come knocking at the door, it is an opportunity of a lifetime and one that I could not turn down.

At Manchester United, we play to win. That's my first mentality when I get onto the pitch. Then everything else comes with it.

I've always had a goal to win as many trophies as I can and to play for a club like Manchester United.

When you play for United, you have to perform every week.

Things were not working anymore at United, if you receive a better offer from somewhere else, then why not try it? I had the chance to try something different and it worked for me.

On his time at Inter Milan

I try to remain calm and treat my club with respect.

Playing in Italy, I was playing in a league where I would have one or two chances in a game and I had to take them.

The games against Milan, Atalanta, and Lazio were still waiting for us. Compared to last year, we have won more direct clashes, We have shown that we are stronger. After the win against Atalanta, I said to myself: ‘OK, we are really there for the Scudetto’.

Chelsea offered €110m plus Zappacosta, but Inter said no, so I went to [Simone] Inzaghi’s office asking to find an agreement. I was still at


, but my head was already in London. Inter pulled me out of sh*t, I would have only left the Nerazzurri for Chelsea.

My best goal for Inter was the one I scored against Milan, there are all my characteristics there. The run, the power, and the precision. And it has a profound meaning for me and our season.

Dear Inter fans, thank you. Thank you for loving me as one of your own. Thank you for making me and my family feel at home in Milano, Thank you for the unconditional support and love on a daily basis. Thank you for motivating me even more after the first season. When I came to Inter, I immediately felt that I would do well for this club.

The live and reception that I first received at Malpensa airport was the start of a beautiful story. I made it my mission to never let you down every time I wore the Inter shirt.

One thing is for sure and that is that I will always remain an Interisa, because without you I wouldn't be the player or man that I am today.

On his two spells at Chelsea

Chelsea is my favourite team. I have always said it, and I have never hidden it.

I work hard and do everything to make sure I am in the starting line-up.

I always said to my friends that I would play for Chelsea one day. I always said I wanted to play for a team that's challenging for every trophy that there is there.

People want to see you on the pitch. That was why I left Chelsea. I didn't want to hear people saying, 'Hey, he's doing well in training, blah blah blah...  'The game is what counts.

I've waited. It's been my dream since I was 11. I've worked hard for this moment, it's a childhood dream for me. I'm very happy to be in this situation, but the work has to keep going.

The last two years has been really good for myself at club level, international level. Now I get the chance to join a team that's very hungry, very ambitious and I can't wait to help them and add something new to the playing style.

It's a good feeling, the guys are very hungry, and they want to keep winning. There is a good intensity, the coach is very clear with his ideas, everybody wants to work hard and keep improving and most importantly win.

I like the system that we play and I’m very flexible. I can play as a two or by myself and I’m used to the system because it’s what we play with the Belgian national team so I don’t need much time to adapt.

The relationship I have with this club means so much to me, as you know. I have supported Chelsea as a kid and now to be back and try to help them win more titles is an amazing feeling.

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