Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku has insisted he won’t be paying attention to any critics anymore as he attempts to make an impact for Belgium in the World Cup.
The striker’s words came before the nation’s first match against Panama and it’s fair to say he won’t even have any critics after how he performed.
Lukaku grabbed a brace in the European country’s 3-0 victory to get things going pretty quickly in terms of his goalscoring account and it could get much better from here on.
The Belgian national team have been labelled the dark horses of the competition but if they can get the former Everton man to be bang on form then they can go as far as they like.
The powerful forward has done his bit so far and if he can keep up what he did against Panama then there’s no telling what else he can do on the international stage.
According to the Players Tribunal, Romelu said: “Ha! I remember I had holes in my shoes in 2002. Big holes. Twelve years later, I was playing in the World Cup.
“Now I’m about to play in another World Cup, and my brother is playing with me this time. Two kids from the same house, the same situation, who made it out.
“You know what? I’m going to remember to have fun this time. Life is too short for the stress and the drama. People can say whatever they want about our team, and about me.”
Lukaku was discussing how he came about to becoming a professional footballer, revealing how it was his way out of a dirt poor life he endured during his childhood.
Things have certainly changed for the United man since and now he’ll get his own chance to create history in Russia.