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Schneiderlin: Everton 23-year-old makes life a nightmare for opponents

By Dominic Toner

Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin believes that team-mate Romelu Lukaku makes life horrible for defender and hailed him as the best finisher he has ever played with.

January signing Schneiderlin has played with some top striker during his spell with Manchester United and France’s national side, but ranks Lukaku as highly as anyone else.

The 23-year-old is in remarkable form this season for the Toffees and has scored 18 goals across all competitions.

He recently netted his 60th Premier League goal for Everton, which drew him level with Duncan Ferurson as the club’s highest goalscorer in the competition.

Schneiderlin claims that Lukaku is a special talent and must be horrible to play against for opponents.

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“I have played with some very good players in my career and Romelu is up top with the number-one finisher I have seen,” Schneiderlin said, as quoted by the club’s official website. “Left foot or right foot, he can finish from any angle.

“It’s a pleasure to play alongside him. He’s a strong man and makes life very difficult for every defender.”

Lukaku is trying to drive Everton towards a top four spot and they are unbeaten in their last nine Premier League games.

Ronald Koeman is hoping for a European place in his first season with the club and a lot of hopes rest on the form of the Belgian striker.

Schneiderlin has come into the side and boosted the midfield options, playing alongside Idrissa Gueye and Tom Davies.

There is a real belief around Merseyside that they can creep up on the top six sides and they have one of the divison’s best scorers in Lukaku.

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