Jagielka hails Lukaku arrival

Everton captain Phil Jagielka believes Romelu Lukaku has taken them to the 'next level.

Last Updated: 02/10/13 at 10:36 Post Comment

Romelu Lukaku: Impressive displays for Everton

Romelu Lukaku: Impressive displays for Everton

More of the games that matter

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

The Toffees won the race to land Lukaku from Chelsea on transfer deadline day, and the Belgian has been in brilliant form since his arrival with three goals to his name.

Everton remain the only unbeaten side in the Premier League and Jagielka believes that keeping Lukaku fit could be crucial.

"He's a fantastic acquisition for us," said Jagielka after Lukaku scored twice in Monday's 3-2 win over Newcastle.

"He's a great player and has probably taken us up to that next level.

"If he can keep himself fit and keep himself confident, he could be great for us.

"He has all the attributes and he loves playing football, and if you put it all together, then it can lead to some interesting days on the training pitch for us defenders.

"He's a real presence up front. Obviously he wasn't quite getting the nod at Chelsea and that's made him even hungrier than he was last season [when the Londoners loaned him to West Brom].

"He's definitely a handful, I try to stay away from him in training, to be honest!"

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

L

ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

paul7702
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

Footer 365

Andre Pirlo backs Liverpool's Mario Balotelli to prove his potential

Andrea Pirlo thinks Mario Balotelli can still be one of the "top forwards in Europe" despite his struggles at Liverpool.

West Brom reject approach from Aston Villa for Joleon Lescott

West Brom have rejected an approach from Aston Villa for central defender Joleon Lescott, according to reports.

Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla sign new deals with Arsenal

Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla have signed new contracts at Arsenal.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company