“I’m like a Leopard in the box” – Romelu Lukaku on breaking Belgium goalscoring record at 24

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Romelu Lukaku breaks Belgian goal scoring record at 24. IMAGE: 1895 Belgium Fan Club

Manchester United F.C of England goal-scoring machine, Romelu Lukaku has etched himself into Belgian history books as he recently became his country’s all-time record goalscorer at the age of 24. Lukaku scored the only goal in Belgium’s win over Japan two nights ago to move above former joint top scorers Bernard Voorhoof (30) and Paul Vam Himst (30) with 31 international goals.

Romelu Lukaku
Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku. IMAGE: PRESS ASSOCIATION

The Man Utd striker, who made his debut for Belgium in 2010 as a 16-year-old, scored ten goals in the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign – another record for his country. Lukaku enjoyed a brilliant start to his career at Old Trafford after leaving Everton in the summer but has endured a difficult barren spell as he’s failed to find the net in seven consecutive games for United.

Lukaku ended his goal drought against Mexico last weekend as both sides fought out a thrilling 3-3 draw (in which he bagged a brace). When asked how it felt to finally end his drought during his post-match interview, he said: “It’s a relief but I knew it would come.”Romelu Lukaku

“I feel great, to be honest. I was born to score. I don’t think many strikers of my generation have as many goals as me. I am like a leopard in the box,” he added.

Signed for a staggering £70million from Everton, Lukaku scored ten goals in his first ten games for the Red Devils (in all competitions) and has been very instrumental as Jose Mourinho’s side battle for top spot in the Premier League this season.

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