'He can frustrate you' - BT Sport pundit delivers verdict on Everton 23-year-old
By Matt Bullin
Former Celtic star and BT Sport pundit John Hartson has revealed that Everton striker Romelu Lukaku frustrates him.
Hartson’s comments came after the Toffees 1-0 defeat to Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Fernando Llorente scored the only goal of the game as he nodded in the winner shortly before the break.
Lukaku on the other hand rarely had a sniff, mainly due to a lack of service, and he struggled to make an impact.
Despite an average showing at the Liberty however, he is still the Premier League’s top goalscorer with 24 in his 35 games, along with six assists.
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Speaking on BT Sport 1’s post-match analysis of the game, Hartson claimed Lukaku frustrates him.
“I think sometimes he can frustrate you because of how good he is and the amount of goals he scores,” Hartson said.
“I think he’s got everything as a striker you need; he’s quick, he’s strong, he gets goals and he’s great in the air. But sometimes he can just look as if the ball comes off him a bit too easily.
“He never got the right service [today] but he kept going and showed glimpses. I think there’s a lot expected of him every time he takes to the field.”
The result means Swansea climb out of the drop zone with only two games left to play, but Everton remain seventh, and their chances of a finish in the top six are all but over.
Since signing for Everton from Chelsea in 2014, Lukaku has made 164 appearances in all competitions and has scored 86 goals.
The 23-year-old has already represented Belgium 58 times and has scored 23 goals.
In other Everton news, Ian Wright expects this 23-year-old to leave the club this summer.