Lukaku desperate for Champions League football

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku admits he needs to be playing regularly in the Champions League before he can be considered among the top strikers in the world.

Everton take on Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, with Lukaku sitting atop the Premier League scoring charts with 17 strikes, along with Spurs forward Harry Kane and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez.

Ahead of the much-anticipated clash, the Belgium international sat down with Sky Sports and was asked how he saw himself in relation to some of the best strikers around the world.

“It’s difficult to compare at the moment. They have the Champions League platform to show themselves.

“Those are the top games where I need to show people I belong to them too.

“I consider myself one of the best strikers in this league, 100 percent, but I want to show it as well on the biggest stage in the near future.

“Every striker has to have that edge. When they are not scoring or when the team is losing, they explode.

“Sometimes I let the emotions just come now and it helps me. I need a platform where I can show myself constantly in the big games because now I am scoring over the last five or six seasons all the time in the Premier League.”

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