Lukaku: I hate to score and still lose games

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Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has been a top player for club and country over the years.

The 28-year-old Belgian is Belgium’s all time top scorer with 67 goals, and he has revealed just how his scoring journey began with the Belgian national team.

According to Lukaku, what’s more important to him than scoring goals is winning matches and trophies, as he admitted that he hates to score and still lose a game.

Lukaku said in an interview with UEFA: “I didn’t really begin scoring goals straight away for the national team. It took me some time. But once I had settled in, I knew I would have opportunities to score and that the other players would enable me to do so.

“And everyone else started to score goals as well, not just me: Eden [Hazard], Kevin [De Bruyne], Dries [Mertens]. That made me think that in attack, we have real top quality. And for me, it was like a sweet store: just constantly scoring goals.

“At some point, I stopped counting and just continued playing. And we also won our matches. That was the great achievement, you know: scoring and winning.

“I really hate to lose, but scoring and still losing is awful as well. I’m glad that we managed to win so many of our matches, but in the end you really just want to win a trophy and that’s what truly motivates me.”

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