Romelu Lukaku determined to push on with Everton


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Everton striker Romelu Lukaku insists he wants to stay at the club and help them achieve “greatness” despite speculation linking him with the exit door.

The Belgium international has continued to hint at his desire to play in the Champions League and he has refused to commit his future to the club on a number of occasions.

Lukaku helped the club put the pressure on those chasing a top-four spot as he scored in the 2-0 win over Sunderland on Saturday.

He increased his tally to 17 but the former Chelsea man is focused on the team at present.

The Toffees are unbeaten in their last six matches and Lukaku is confident the club can go far if all the squad continue to work hard.

He told reporters: “As a striker you want to score as much as you can but the games are the most important thing. If you think too much about your individual stats that is when things go wrong.

I want to win and make sure my team achieves greatness. “I want to win trophies.

I don’t think we will do that this year but I just want to win and finish as high as I can and push my team-mates.

I want to push them to the limits and that is the only way for us to get better, to push each other.”

Lukaku will be hopeful his team can maintain their recent run when they take on Tottenham in their next match in the Premier League.

Ronald Koeman’s men then face West Brom, Hull City, Liverpool and Manchester United in a run of fixtures that could define their season.

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