Romelu Lukaku has taken the 2018 World Cup in Russia by storm so far, scoring four goals in Belgium’s opening two games.
The Belgium international has earned praise from one of his idols and former team-mate, Didier Drogba, who spent a brief period with Lukaku at Chelsea when the Manchester United striker was just 18-years-old.
Lukaku has previously admitted that he looked up to Drogba and studied the Chelsea legend’s game in order to develop as a footballer.
There are simulates between the pair with clinical goalscoring instincts and link-up play, which are attributes the now 25-year-old showcased during his debut season at United.
After a brace in the Group G opener against Panama and another two goals versus Tunisia, Lukaku is placed second in the golden boot award running and has gained plenty of plaudits for his performances in front of goal.
Speaking to the BBC as a pundit for their World Cup coverage, Drogba said he was scared of what Lukaku can achieve for club and country at such a young age.
“I’m really scared he will break a lot of records in the Premier League and at this tournament because he’s only 25.
“He’s got room for improvement though. He can improve his runs and his movement and that’s easy to learn.”
Lukaku will be hoping to overtake England striker in the World Cup goalscoring charts before returning to United for what will hopefully be a successful season.