The former international Nigerian feels that the Belgian still has a long way to go to reach the same level as the Ivory legend
Former Tavsanli Linyitspor goal scorer Dele Olorundare has warned Romelu Lukaku that the media is comparing him to legendary Chelsea star Didier Drogba.
Thanks to his impressive form with Inter Milan — where he propelled the Nerazurri to win the Italian top flight — the Belgian international completed a move to Stamford Bridge.
Lukaku rejoined the Blues for £ 98 million ($ 136 million), with the striker expected to solve problems in Thomas Tuchel’s squad.
During his first season at Chelsea, he struggled to play form in just 10 Premier League games without his goals during his three-year stay.
He was told to establish himself, just like the former Ivory Coast international who enjoyed a trophy-laden career in West London.
However, the former Nigerian feels that Lukaku should only claim silverware if he is to be compared to the two-time Afrikaans player of the year.
“I think it’s too early to compare Lukaku to Drogba, they are just two separate players,” Olorundare said. Purpose.
‘Drogba did not just become a Chelsea legend, because he spent so many years with him; he achieved the status, judging by his goals, impact and the title he won at Stamford Bridge.
‘I have to suggest that Lukaku first win trophies and score a lot of goals before we think about comparing him to the African icon.
‘I also feel that the comparison is not necessary, because it harms the Belgian more, as it will put more pressure on him.
During Drogba’s time at Chelsea, he scored 104 goals and provided 55 assists in 254 Premier League games for the Blues. In addition, he has won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups and three League Cup matches.
The former Sunshine Stars man also believes Lukaku made a big mistake in leaving Inter.
“Lukaku is undoubtedly an excellent striker, but I think he made a big mistake joining the Blues,” he continued.
“He should have stayed in Italy, where he is king and respected. Coming to England is like returning to his vomit and I do not see him doing anything special for Thomas Tuchel’s side. ”