“I love this goal! I love this goal!” Didier Drogba told The Athletic about Romelu Lukaku’s opening goal in the Club World Cup final against Palmeiras.
“Romelu gave us the opening, the chance to take the lead in this game, to bring more confidence. It was not an easy team to play against.
“I’m even more happy because of all he has been through the last few weeks,” Drogba added. “He is responding well. The best way to answer is to score goals and to win trophies. That’s what he did.
“His goalscoring record is unbelievable. Can he believe in himself more? Yes. I think this goal will help him a lot. Is it a turning point? Yes, I hope. We all hope for that because it is important for the club.”
“I think he is the kind of striker that we were missing. He is an addition to Timo (Werner), who likes to take the space. Now we have Romelu who is also a target man. That’s what we need as an attacking team.
“The way the manager wants to play, he knows why he wanted to take Romelu with him. He knows it better than I do!”
Lukaku has had a tough start to his second Chelsea spell but in Abu Dhabi, he did what he was brought back for – he scored goals in both the semi-final and the final of the Club World Cup.
Chelsea will not give up on Lukaku as they want their club-record signing to deliver – and now, we definitely see the signs that Romelu is not giving up on Chelsea either.