By Amir Mir
Everton’s Romelu Lukaku has revealed he sat down for “two hours” with Thierry Henry and watched the Arsenal legend’s past performances to help learn the trade of a forward.
Striker Lukaku is currently working with Henry as part of the Belgium national team set-up, where the former Arsenal striker is assistant to Roberto Martine.
The 23-year-old scored a stunning goal for his home side when they beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 4-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Friday.
Now, the Toffees forward has explained what work he has being doing with the Sky Sports pundit since Henry’s arrival at the national side.
“He is very direct with me. He tells me what I am doing wrong and what I am doing right,” said Lukaku as quoted by the Daily Star.
“He helps the strikers he works with keep their concentration on the pitch. And when somebody like him talks, you listen. I am very pleased to have his help and with the way it is helping me and my game.
“When he came in, one of the first things we did was sit down with the strikers and watch some videos.
“For about two hours we watched some games he was in. He explained what he was doing and the reason for his movements on the pitch.
“Everybody paid attention and it is great learning from him. It will benefit me for my club and country.”
Lukaku has scored five goals in six Premier League appearances for Ronald Koeman’s side this term, with the Belgian notching 19 goals in 53 games on the international stage.
The highly-rated attacker will now travel to Gibraltar on Monday, before returning to club duty for a difficult away trip to Manchester City on Saturday.
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