Manager of Everton football club Ronald Koeman has suggested his side must posses a more offensive mentality if they are to get the best out of Romelu Lukaku against the Belgian’s former club Chelsea
Lukaku has been in blistering form for the Toffees in 2017, notching up 13 goals across eight Premier League wins at Goodison Park since the turn of the year.
Everton have however struggled on the road epitomized by their poor display in the drab 0-0 draw against West-ham last time out, and will face a stern test against Antonio Conte’s league leading Blues who visit Meyserside on Sunday.
If Everton are to get a positive result come Sunday, Lukaku will be key to their success, his future at the Meyserside club remains in doubt, and Koeman believes his side needs more players who posses the 23 year old’s attitude if they are to compete with the likes of Chelsea, who whooped them 5-0 earlier in the season at Stamford bridge home to Chelsea
“I dont know if he (Lukaku) will stay, we will see what happens at the end of the season,” Koeman said.
We like to keep the best players, Lukaku always wants to show best of himself, i think we need offensively more players who score more goals because the difference between Lukaku and the rest of the players is too big.
“Maybe we need to change our mentality because i felt a little less intensity, maybe less motivation against West-ham. it is always difficult when you have the end of the season feeling, That’s what i don’t like.
Everton lie in seventh place on the English Premier League log, 2 points behind Arsenal who face Totteham on Sunday, albeit playing two games more than the Gunners.
“It is on the manager to get the motivation out of his side, that is my challenge, “the Dutchman, who also claimed that the title race is far from over, continued.
“If we keep the distance between us and Arsenal to three points or less, then the last game of the season is against Arsenal away, if not, then you have to find other ways to motivate.
“we had only one game this season that we had no chance, and that was the Chelsea away game, from the start until the end. No chance to even get a point from the game.
“Now we can show that the team is improving and much better and give more in every aspect of football.
“the title race is not done, Chelsea and Totteham have difficult weekends coming, maybe this one will be the decisive one.”