“You’ve got three players playing for your place man, so you better be that dude. You better be the dude that scores the goals.” Romelu Lukaku has been the teenage superstar, experienced the set backs and reached the top again. In his new film for Nike Training the Belgium forward explains what drove him to train even harder to reach peak physical condition.
Chilled off the pitch, ruthless on it, a warrior in training. Romelu Lukaku is a powerhouse of footballing talent, a man mountain of physical and technical ability shaped by his exclusion from the Chelsea first team following a big money move. Those months of sitting on the bench watching others play has determined the character and body we see today. An intense training regime and mental strength to succeed has put him back at the top, ready to lead Belgium's charge at EURO 2016 this summer.
Lukaku explains how the fierce competition for places in the Belgium squad drives him to keep improving, and he speaks of his determination to win the European Championships with Belgium. If his team mates share the same mindset and hunger for success as the big man then Belgium will be a serious force in France.
“Sometimes when my team goes inside, I go outside to train on the field on my own for about 45 minutes and then I go into the gym for 45 minutes. I’m here to work. I’m not here to make friends. I’m here to do business. Every job that I do has a specific reason — to give me five-percent more.” Good luck marking him.
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