London, Sep 6 : Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku is set to shake the tag of next Didier Drogba with his loan move to Premier League side West Bromwich Albion, and is keen to make a name for himself.
Lukaku said he is bored of being compared with Drogba, and he wants to finally bury the comparisons by becoming a goal-scoring star in his own right.
The 19-year-old''s dream move to the Blues didn''t work out as expected after he was snapped up in a deal worth 18 million pounds from Belgian club Anderlecht.
"At first it was OK, but I''m bored of it now. I have my father''s surname, I am Romelu Lukaku - I''m not anybody else. This is my own name and the name I want people to remember," the Daily Star quoted Lukaku, as saying. "Didier and I have a similar playing style, but I don''t think he would have wanted to be compared to someone when he was young. Every player wants to be their own person, their own personality. I don''t want to be the ''new anyone''," he added.
Lukaku added: "Along with Drogba, sometimes, we would work on getting stronger and making sure I could finish with both feet. I like to learn from others and ask, ''Why is that being done, and will it help me?''" (ANI)
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