Romelu Lukaku Stakes Claim For Euro 2016 Starting Spot With Powerful Goal v Norway

Romelu Lukaku Stakes Claim For Euro 2016 Starting Spot With Powerful Goal v Norway

Romelu Lukaku is staking a real claim to be Belgium’s number one striker with another goal this evening.

The Everton hitman was probably already set to start for the Red Devils when Euro 2016 kicks off for them against Italy a week on Monday.

He’s had a strong season for Everton, despite the team’s poor overall performance, scoring 25 goals in all competitions.

But Lukaku does have competition from Christian Benteke, Divock Origi and Michy Batshuayi.

So he would have had to hammer home to national team boss Marc Wilmots that he’s the main man in their three friendlies before the competition – and that’s exactly what he’s done.

He netted in warm-up games against Portugal and Switzerland over the last week and he’s got on the scoresheet again in Belgium’s home clash with Norway.

It took just two minutes for Lukaku to make his presence felt, powerfully running through the Norwegian defence to hammer home:

It would be difficult to see Lukaku not starting for Belgium against Italy – but then he’ll have to prove himself all over again to help one of the pre-tournament favourites compete for the trophy.

More in Football

Celtic’s Green Brigade Unfurl Banner Urging Board Not to Fall Asleep at the Wheel

Daniel CawAugust 22, 2019

Ultra Twitter Account Claims AIK Stockholm Fans Were On Glasgow Streets ‘Looking For Celtic’ Last Night

Daniel CawAugust 22, 2019

Video: Arsenal Supporter Romesh Ranganathan Can’t Resist Funny Dig at Robin Van Persie

Daniel CawAugust 22, 2019

Opinion: Why Fraser Forster Could Be An Inspirational Signing For Celtic

Daniel CawAugust 22, 2019

Video: Steven Gerrard Asked By Polish Press if Alfredo Morelos Needs ‘Psychological Help’

Stuart HyndAugust 21, 2019

Harry Maguire Hits Out at Trolls After ‘Racial Abuse’ of Paul Pogba On Social Media

Daniel CawAugust 20, 2019

The Debut

Vincent BrownlowAugust 19, 2019

Steven Gerrard Says Joe Aribo Has ‘World at His Feet’ After Classy Cup Display

Daniel CawAugust 18, 2019

There’s Plenty of Chelsea Fans Already Calling for Frank Lampard to be Sacked

Daniel CawAugust 18, 2019