According to Vincent Kompany, Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku thinks he is the best player in the world.
Manchester United splashed a whopping £75million to secure the services of Romelu Lukaku from Everton this summer and while there is no doubting the fact that the Belgian international is a top quality striker, many are doubtful as to whether he will be able to mentally handle the pressure of playing for a big club such as United.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany knows Lukaku well from their time together with the Belgium national team and the defender has delivered some fascinating insights about his younger compatriot.
Kompany explained that he thinks Lukaku will be a success at Old Trafford despite the doubters and revealed that the 24-year-old believes he is the best player in the world, which drives him to improve every single day.
The Manchester City star said: “I want him to do well – except for in a few games this season! As long as we’re ahead of them, I’m happy for him to do really well.
“The one thing you get when you have Romelu is an incredible drive to improve and to score goals. It’s something really unique that I’ve been able to observe over the years because he’s been a player from Anderlecht, which is the same youth system where I come from and I’ve really followed his progress.
“The key thing with him is he believes he’s the best player in the world. It doesn’t matter whether he is or he isn’t, that’s the way he approaches every single training session, that’s the way he approaches every game.
“If you think you are the best you can never really be satisfied with yourself and therefore you always keep working harder and harder and that’s what he does. It’s a special player to have but there will be a lot of competition this season.”
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