Lukaku: Eto’o wants to help me become world’s best

Romelu Lukaku is delighted at being able to play alongside Samuel Eto’o at Everton and says the veteran wants to help him become one of the best striker’s in the world.

Former Barcelona and Inter star Eto’o scored twice in Sunday’s 3-1 win over strugglers Burnley, including an impressive long-range strike late on to make sure of Everton’s victory.

Club-record signing Lukaku was also on target at Turf Moor, and the 21-year-old says he is learning so much from working with three-time Champions League winner Eto’o.

“I wasn’t surprised to see Samuel score one like [his second]. When he took the touch I was thinking ‘goal’,” Lukaku told the club’s official website.

“He has scored so many throughout his career and it’s a pleasure to be working with him. He wants to help me become one of the best.

“I feel very lucky to be able to work with someone I grew up watching. I have been blessed to work with some great strikers and now I am working with another one. Hopefully I can become one of the best.”