Romelu Lukaku: It’s time to win trophies

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Romelu Lukaku has raised doubts over his future at Everton by stating he wants to play in big games and start challenging for trophies.

The Belgian international striker has also revealed that he went to Toffees boss Roberto Martinez this season to voice his concerns over having to play a wide role in the team.

It was a disappointing campaign for both Everton and Lukaku. The Toffees could finish only 11th in the Premier League having managed fifth the previous year.

Lukaku, who scored 15 Premier League goals for Everton while on loan from Chelsea also saw his form dip, with just ten goals to his name in the league this time around.

The 22-year-old is not shy on putting forward his opinions and he says he wants to be playing at the top level.

“I want to win titles, not just be shadowing at the top,” he told Belgium magazine Sport/Voetbal. “I want to know how it feels to play in the big games. I’m 22. It’s time to win trophies.”

Lukaku went on to reveal his decision to challenge Martinez’s team selection this season.

He says playing out of position in a wide role has stopped him from scoring goals.

“I am a striker. At one point I went to the coach and I said to him ‘With all due respect, as a winger I’m hopeless. I will only score goals if you put me up front’.

“That was true. The games that I did not score I was on the flank. I played in the middle, then I scored,” he said.

Belgium face Wales in their crucial Euro 2016 qualifier next week in Cardiff. The sides are currently locked together on 11 points in Group B.

Belgium are 1.91 to win with Wales 3.75 and the draw 3.45.

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