Bonucci: This Chelsea player can win games on his own

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According to Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, Romelu Lukaku is a complete striker and can win games on his own.

Lukaku and Bonucci came up against each other last year in Italy, with Lukaku netting 24 goals league goals to help former club Inter Milan to Serie A title.

“Romelu Lukaku has proven himself to be a complete striker,” Bonucci said to The Athletic.

“He can win games on his own. When you come up against him you have to be switched on for 100 minutes a game.

“Unfortunately for us defenders, we can’t disengage our brains even for 10 seconds because those 10 seconds might be lethal.

“You must never engage Lukaku in a physical battle or play touch-tight. Instead, be ready to drop off because when his team has the ball, he will try to run in behind.

“In the box, he’s great at playing man-to-man so you need to be on the front foot, try to read the game and play hard. If you let him take up a position and he gets ahead of you, you won’t be able to step out and anticipate what’s coming.”

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