Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku was adamant in his assessment that he’s not lacking in mental strength in any way, believing he’s the strongest around in that department.
Many people like to focus on the striker’s physical attributes such as his strength or stature but he insists he’s got the more important kind of strength.
Lukaku’s passion whilst playing for United has been apparent too with some fans even calling for him to be captained with Michael Carrick‘s retirement as he appears to be one of the few modern footballers left around who actually care.
The Belgian has been in fine form for his new team despite some of the criticism he received last season as he managed to grab 40 goals for club and country in 60 appearances.
The striker has been attacked for his loose first touch and build-up play but there’s no doubting his goalscoring ability as he tries to lead his nation as far as they can go in the World Cup.
According to the Players Tribunal, Romelu said: “People in football love to talk about mental strength. Well, I’m the strongest dude you’re ever going to meet.
“Because I remember sitting in the dark with my brother and my mom, saying our prayers, and thinking, believing, knowing … it’s [success] going to happen.”
The former Everton man was discussing how poor he was when he was a child, revealing how it helped him gain mental strength unlike any other person.
Lukaku’s surprisingly open monologue came just before his country were set to take on Panama in their opening fixture of the World Cup in Russia.