Romelu Lukaku claims Everton are full of ‘belief’ to go on and lift the FA Cup after his impressive brace helped defeat Chelsea 2-0 in Saturday evening’s quarter-final at Goodison Park.
The 22-year-old Belgium international and former Chelsea striker broke the deadlock in the 77th minute with a fabulous solo strike which saw him go past four players before converting past compatriot Thibaut Courtois.
And Lukaku made it 25 goals for the season five minutes later when he got on the end of a Ross Barkley pass inside the area before firing into the net.
The win guarantees Roberto Martinez’s side a trip to Wembley next month for the semi-finals and Lukaku is relishing a return to the national stadium having played there before for Belgium.
He told evertontv: “I’m happy to go to Wembley, first of all. I’m happy for the win, for the team, for the club. [It’s] something that we all wanted, you know. We’ve got close many times; no we’re even closer. We’re 90 minutes away [from the final], 180 minutes away from glory so I’m very happy for the team.”
On Everton’s chances of Everton winning the FA Cup for the first time since 1995, Lukaku added: “There’s a lot of belief. It’s all down to us [now]. We are a good team.
“We know that if we have a good day, it’s really tough to beat us.
Defensively, we’re good. We have good defenders, so it’s up to us.”
Everton are now priced at 4.00 to win the FA Cup outright this season.