Didier Drogba revealed the advice he gave Romelu Lukaku - and he showed it vs Tunisia

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It's hard not to be excited by Belgium after seeing the opening two games of the FIFA World Cup.

Roberto Martinez's men have looked mightily impressive though in a tournament where several of the fancied nations have been faltering or stumbling to wins.

And Romelu Lukaku is using the tournament to showcase his remarkable talents, and his goalscoring exploits show no signs of slowing down.

Fresh off a 16-goal league season for Manchester United, the Belgian has hit four goals in two games for his country in Russia.

Granted, the opposition hasn't exactly been strong in the form of Panama in Tunisia, but you can only score against what's in front of you.

At the age of 25, there's no sign that Lukaku has peaked yet, and there's arguably plenty of things that he can improve on, notably his first touch and being more consistent with his chances.

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba was on punditry duty for the BBC during the match, and revealed that he's been advising his former team-mate on how to improve his game in-front of goal.

After Lukaku's first goal, Drogba said; “We’re talking about Lukaku being able to change the angle of his runs and to create his own space and being able to shoot, that’s exactly what he did there, attracting the defender one way and going the other.


“Then he did something that I really like and I spoke with him a lot about, the short steps before kicking the ball just like a tennis player before they hit the ball, this is giving him more accuracy and it’s easier for him to hit the target like that.

"He’s someone that wants to learn and I’m really happy to give him advice, and I think he’s taking advice from everyone.

"He’s also learning from Thierry Henry and I think when you want to be the best, you have to learn from ‘the best’.”

Wise words from Didier, who wasn't so bad when it came to putting the ball in the back of the net himself.

Belgium v Tunisia: Group G - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

If he takes all the advice on-board that Drogba and Henry can give him, there's no limits to what Lukaku can achieve at both club and international level.

And if he leads Belgium to a first-ever World Cup, there can be no doubting that he's one of the best strikers in world football.

Thierry Henry
Didier Drogba
Tunisia Football
Panama Football
Roberto Martinez
Belgium Football
Eden Hazard
World Cup
Romelu Lukaku
Manchester United

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