Not number 9 for Lukaku, but number 10: “An ode to...

Not number 9 for Lukaku, but number 10: “An ode to...
Not number 9 for Lukaku, but number 10: “An ode to...

With two goals against Iceland, Romelu Lukaku has once again crowned himself match winner at the Red Devils on Wednesday evening. The Inter striker wants to go to the Final 4 of the Nations League with Belgium and afterwards also explained why he played football with number 10 in Iceland.

In the absence of Eden Hazard, Leandro Trossard was allowed to wear shirt number 10 against Ivory Coast and England, but in Iceland Romelu Lukaku suddenly played with the 10. Leandro Trossard played football with the 9, Lukaku’s trusted number.

“That was for my mother,” explains Lukaku. “It was her birthday on October 10. If possible, I like to play with number 10 or with number 9. So this was an ode to her, without her knowing it.”

The attacker was satisfied with the match. “It is not easy to play here. It was a difficult match. After the goal against, we reacted well”, it sounds.

We want to go to the Final 4, because it would be nice to get a prize.

Romelu Lukaku

“I always try to play in function of the team. Last year I reached a level that I had never reached and now I am looking for the next. I try to improve every day. I want to score as much as possible and to win.”

“Today it was important to win. We want to go to the Final 4. For prestige, but also because it would be nice to win a prize. With this core we have to go to the Final 4.”

“The defeat of England is of course also good news. I think the English also know that we are perhaps the strongest team. We now have the chance to finish it at home, hopefully with supporters. It would be nice to be at home. to take revenge for that regrettable defeat. “

“Number 10 was an ode to my mother” (video © KBVB)

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