“He can do everything you want” – Roberto Martinez hails intelligent and exceptional Chelsea player

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Belgium manager Roberto Martinez insists Romelu Lukaku has ‘everything’ you want in a striker.

“I started working with Romelu when he was 19,” said Belgium boss Martinez, who was in charge at Everton when they first signed the striker on loan in 2013. “As with any player, I’ve seen an evolution.

“He can do everything you want from a striker. He can play with his back to goal or run in behind. He has power and intelligence. He has every single function you would want from a centre-forward.

“His time in Italy with Inter Milan gave him another degree of maturity and this is a great moment in his career and the most outstanding thing about him is his goalscoring.

“His conversion rate is exceptional. Look at his goals, he is already the record scorer for the national team, and you will get the best out of him when you put him in those positions.”

Lukaku has scored 67 goals in 100 appearances for Belgium and has scored 4 goals in 9 appearances for Chelsea since his return to the club this season.

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