Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku has reiterated his delight at joining Everton on loan, after an exceptional run of form has seen the Chelsea youngster thrown into the limelight once again.

Lukaku joined up with the Toffees on deadline day in a bid to secure more regular first-team football ahead of next year's World Cup and has already notched five Premier League goals for Roberto Martinez's side thus far.

The 20-year-old believes that the decision to leave Stamford Bridge for the season was the correct one and will allow him to improve as a player.

He told the Daily Mail: "I made the decision. I wished them (the Chelsea players) the best of luck after I left. I'm not someone who wishes them the worst just because I am not there. They are still my team-mates.

"People want to see you on the pitch. That was why I left Chelsea. I didn't want to hear people saying, 'Hey, he's doing well in training, blah blah blah...'.

"The game is what counts. The billions watching and following the Premier League don't tune in to see you in training. They want to know what you can do in a match."

Lukaku impressed similarly last term at West Brom and has continued that fine form into the current campaign, with the Merseyside club the beneficiaries this time round.

However, as well as Everton receiving the Belgian's goals, he believes the club are aiding in his development as a footballer.

"Roberto wants me to improve on all aspects. He wants me to be more deadly in front of goal, cleverer with my movements, more decisive and wants my first touch to improve. Everything a striker needs to know," he said.

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