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Lukaku hails record-breaker Ronaldo and slams on comparisons

Sun 05 September 2021 | 7:28

Cristiano Ronaldo’s 89-minute header in his side’s World Cup qualifying match against Ireland on Wednesday night means he has now scored 110 goals in 180 appearances for his country, taking him past iconic Iranian striker Ali Daei.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner's 110 international goals

 have come from 180 appearances, an average of 0.62 goals per game. Meanwhile, Romelu Lukaku attains 0.66 goals per game ratio for Belgium.

However, the Chelsea striker is not interested in individual accolades over team honors.

"I don't have a goals number in mind, all that interests me is to win trophies," Lukaku told his pre-

Czech Republic news conference on Saturday

.

"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."

 

The duo both completed moves to their former Premier League sides this summer. 

With Lukaku joining Chelsea from Inter

 and 

Ronaldo making a shock return to Manchester United

.

After so many attempts, the Blues signed Inter’s high profile striker 

Romelu Lukaku

 on a permanent deal worth €115m that will give the high-profile striker €12m net/season plus add ons as salary, which makes the transfer the biggest sale in the history of Serie A.

Meanwhile, 

Cristiano Ronaldo

 left Juventus for a €23 million transfer fee to make a shock return to Manchester United. 

 


source: SportMob