Don’t ever compare me with Ronaldo – Lukaku
Belgium and Chelsea star Romelu Lukaku insisted he has a long way to go before he can be compared to Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo scored his 110th and 111th international goals this week, moving two clear of Iran legend Ali Daei in the all-time men’s scoring charts.
At age 28, Lukaku has netted 66 times for Belgium, giving him an outside chance of eventually catching Ronaldo. But the Belgium star says any talk comparing him to the Portugal star is premature.
But, speaking at a press conference ahead of their World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic, Lukaku said: “Don’t ever compare me to Cristiano Ronaldo, never.”
“Cristiano Ronaldo is, for me, in the top three best players in the history of football,” he continued. “I’m not going to rank him from first to third but he’s in there.
“What he has achieved in football today for players of my generation is something exceptional.
“I was lucky enough to play against him in Italy and now that he’s back in the Premier League, it’s all good for English football.
“As for the rest, comparing statistics and all that, it’s useless.”