Everton striker Romelu Lukaku believes his performances this season have made him ‘among the best’ in the Premier League.
The Belgium international scored 18 goals in 37 top flight appearances for the Toffees during the 2015-16 campaign, his best tally since moving to England five years ago.
Lukaku’s goalscoring exploits could not stop the Merseyside club from finishing in the bottom half of the final standings, and the goals did dry-up for the former Chelsea man during the latter stages of the season, as he failed to score in any of his final eight league appearances.
Despite that dip in form, Lukaku still believes he is amongst the very best in the division and he insists that he is pleased with his overall contribution during the campaign.
He said: “I’m among the best. That’s good. Personally I am happy. I did expect to produce a season of this calibre.”
The 23-year-old’s future at Goodison Park remains uncertain, and he insists that his first focus is on representing Belgium at Euros 2016 this summer, where he is likely to come up against Everton team-mates James McCarthy and Seamus Coleman, who will be playing for the Republic of Ireland.
He added: “They are happy to be going to France and warn me that they are going to make life difficult for us. I jokily reply that we won’t be easy meat.”