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Lukaku enjoying lessons from Arsenal legend

2016-11-09 11:20
Romelu Lukaku (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Belgium and Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has revealed that he is learning a lot from Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

The duo are working together with Roberto Martinez's side ahead of Wednesday's friendly with the Netherlands, and Lukaku is enjoying the intensity Henry brings to training.

"It's not easy with him, he's very demanding. I hadn't experienced that before. Even when I make a good pass, if the ball bobbles a little bit, he pulls me up on it," Lukaku told SFR Sport.

"I think he sees in me characteristics he also had when he was younger. That's why he's so intransigent with me. Thanks to him, I'm more intelligent in my movement, and so I'm caught offside less.

"He's also teaching me things about finishing, controlling the ball and how I see the game. Back in the day, he made 10 assists a season, I'd like to emulate him."

Henry joined the Red Devils set-up as assistant coach to Martinez shortly after the Spaniard's appointment as manager of the national team.

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