Lukaku wants to be role model

West Brom striker Romelu Lukaku is determined to shun the party lifestyle and be a role model to young fans.

Last Updated: 09/03/13 at 11:11 Post Comment

Romelu Lukaku: Has scored 12 goals for West Brom this season

Romelu Lukaku: Has scored 12 goals for West Brom this season

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 19-year-old is currently enjoying a season-long loan-spell at the Hawthorns having scored 12 goals in 28 appearances, including three in his last two games.

The Belgium international has revealed he would much rather spend his time away from football at home than out in nightclubs.

"I don't want to be known as 'Romelu, the guy who leaves the nightclub and sprays Champagne over everyone'," former Anderlecht player Lukaku told the Birmingham Mail.

"Some do and that's fun for them but you have little children looking up to you and being an example to the youth and you should stick to that.

"I don't want to spend all my time focusing on going out or girls. I have a younger brother who looks up to me. I'm his prime example, then there's the rest of the family.

"I'm always at home. I wake up at 8am and the first thing I do is pray. Then I call my mum to ask if everything is okay. I ask her if she needs something and then I call my dad.

"Then I go to training, finish my training, and call my parents again. Then I go home.

"People say it's boring, yes, but I've always done it like that. You don't focus on other things because you have duties.

"Everything should give way to become successful, and to be recognised as a good soccer player but also as a good person."

Lukaku admitted he does not know where his future lies next season, although he would be open to the idea of returning to West Brom on loan.

"I just hope I end this season as well as possible," he added. "Then we'll see what happens. I also need to think about the national team and not of myself.

"So if I'm on loan for another year then, okay, good. That wouldn't be a bad thing. Playing for Chelsea is my final goal but I'm realistic, next season I'm 20 years old."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

HarryBoulton
One Point And One Conclusion For United

P

arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

magicfuller
Warnock sacked by Palace

W

e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

gettalong
Wenger: Giroud deserved red

Footer 365

Premier League: Pardew to Palace reports are 'premature'

Reports that Crystal Palace and Newcastle have agreed a compensation deal which would see Alan Pardew move to south London are premature.

Premier League: Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho believes the title race is still wide open

Fernandinho is remaining positive over Manchester City's title chances despite losing a 2-0 lead to Burnley.

Barclays Premier League: Frank de Boer's agent denies talk of move to Newcastle

Frank de Boer, who has been linked with Newcastle, is staying with Ajax, his agent has told Sky Sports News HQ.

Mail Box

Hang On, Does Mourinho Have A Point?

Jose Mourinho has an unexpected ally in the afternoon mailbox, which defends his complaints over refs targeting Chelsea players. Plus, thoughts on Arsenal and more...

What's Happened To Everton And Martinez?

There aren't many people still talking about how the Spaniard is better than David Moyes. Plus, thoughts on Jose Mourinho's moaning and Spurs at least being very fit...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property