- running towards goal with the ball he was World Class, unstoppable most of the time & thrilling to watch.
- back to goal receiving the ball he often had the touch of a breeze block.
The good outweighed the bad by some way, but people tend to think a player should have it all on day 1
That wasnít my point, although I agree with what you say.
Itís the jumping on supporters who dare point out a developing playerís flaws (whilst simultaneously applauding their obvious merits) that annoys me.
No one is saying Lukaku wasnít a very good asset for us. He clearly was.
Drogba was a tremendous striker yet took time to get to become that. And whilst he was developing it would have been equally justifiable to pull him up on his shortcomings.
For the record, I remember watching Lukaku a bit when he played for Anderlecht and thinking how amazing it would be to get a young player like that through the door at Everton, so when we eventually did I, along with all Evertonians, was made up.
But for all of his qualities there were aspects of his game that were still raw and remained so some extent during his time at Everton.
And some years on, heís a far more rounded player than ever he was with us.
name me one other striker who was the finished article at 24. and name me a better striker at his age we have had.
He was a good finisher at Everton but lacked in other areas. Distinct improvements in his all round game since he left us as evidenced by tonightís performance.
has stopped tracking back fro Belgium too.
When will he learn?