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Distin - Lukaku can get better

Last Updated: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 09:59

Everton defender Sylvain Distin has hailed on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku, saying he will only get better as the season moves on.

The striker, on loan from Chelsea for the season, netted his fifth goal in six games for the team in the win at Aston Villa at the weekend and there is more to come from him, according to Distin.

The France defender believes that not only has the striker got the right physicality to make him a danger he has also got the right mentality.

Distin said: "Considering Romelu's age he has got all the qualities. He's a monster, he's learning game after game and has the right mentality.

"I was talking about his size and his weight with him a week ago. We're more or less the same weight and to get there I had to work hard in the gym for four years.

"For him it's just how he is when he wakes up. I wasn't like that when I was 20. He's physically blessed and his positioning on the pitch and finishing are improving all the time.

"His attitude is great and that's the most important thing for a young player, and all our youngsters have that."

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