Lukaku hits out at Drogba claims
West Bromwich Albion,
Romelu Lukaku insists he is fed up with being compared to Didier Drogba and wants to carve out his own reputation in football.
The Chelsea striker is currently on a season-long loan at West Brom and scored the winner on his full Barclays Premier League debut for the club against Reading at the Hawthorns.
The 19-year-old Belgian admits former Chelsea star Drogba is his football idol but is determined to make a name for himself - first with the Baggies and when he returns to Stamford Bridge.
Lukaku said: "Am I fed up being compared with Drogba? Yes. In the beginning it was nice to hear that, but every player wants to make his own name. I want to make my own name. Drogba was my big idol and so was my father, who also played in Belgium.
"I looked also to my father but really I want to make my own style of play, I want to be myself. I want the people to say 'this is Roman Lukaku, not the new Drogba'.
"I just want to be me and hopefully I will have a big career, but I want to do well now for this club and then we will see."