Didier Drogba: Romelu Lukaku has room for improvement

by Marwan Harraz

Former Chelsea man Didier Drogba has backed Manchester United and Belgium star Romelu Lukaku to improve even more after scoring four goals in two World Cup games so far.

The former Everton man has been in scintillating form for his country with many expecting him to put in a real challenge for the Golden Boot, particularly with his nation qualifying for the next round.

Lukaku has often been compared with the Ivorian striker due to the club they shared as well as their style of play and the fact that they’ve both played for Jose Mourinho.

The Belgian is on his way to becoming as important as Drogba was for the Portuguese manager and the now pundit has passed on some advice to him to help him improve.

Some critics have pointed out Romelu’s poor first-touch or apparent inability to link up play but the former Premier League striker believes there’s a different aspect that needs work.

According to Metro, Didier said to the BBC: “I’m really scared he will break a lot of records in the Premier League and at this tournament because he’s only 25.

“He’s got room for improvement though. He can improve his runs and his movement and that’s easy to learn.”

There’s truth to what Drogba has said but it’s arguably the movement inside the box that Lukaku needs to work on rather than his runs since he tends to make the predictable run to the far post whenever a cross comes in.

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