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Lukaku Insists He Is Ready To Fight For Starting Role

21 August 2012 by

New signing Romelu Lukaku today announced he has not been guaranteed of his place in the starting line-up.The teenager scored an impressive header on his debut against Liverpool at the Hawthorns. However, the 19 year old striker has admitted he has to put up a fight for a starting place after leaving Chelsea for a year in search of some first team Premier League experience.

The Belgian striker said “There are no assurances, I just have to hard and work hard every day and do my best every day for the team. I know there is big competition in the team but I just have to cope with that because there is even bigger competition. There are quality players here and there are quality players at Chelsea too. For me as a young player, it’s good for my education of the game.”

Lukaku rejected loan offers from QPR and Fulham, Lukuaku revealed that ex-West Bromwich Albion manager Roberto Di Matteo convinced him to move to the Midlands based club. “He told me it was a warm club and that’s what I needed. Its good to be here among people who wan’t you to perform. That’s why I’ve settled really well into the club.”

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