Leon Osman blasts Everton contract rebel Romelu Lukaku

Leon Osman blasts Everton contract rebel Romelu Lukaku

Leon Osman blasts Everton contract rebel Romelu Lukaku

The Belgian ace has become Goodison's darling after firing 19 Premier League goals this season.

He is the first Everton player to score at least 20 league goals in a season since Gary Lineker hit 30 in 1985-86.

Lukaku, 23, scored twice in a 4-0 win over Hull to help his side go level on points with fifth-placed Arsenal days after turning down a new contract. I spoke to Rom this morning and I know it is hard but if you are a player prepare yourself to play good and score goals.

Despite Lukaku's reported refusal to sign a new contract, Everton fans showed no hesitation in getting behind the striker as the teams were announced in the pre-match build-up. You can't do it one year, and we try to get the best players, but majority like to play in the Champions League and we are still not playing there'.

"But I think everybody needs to understand ambitions, and his situation I tried to explain - he's a professional player and his commitment maybe looks different because of two or three quotes in the press but he is young and we can see these things". You can not only be remembered by scoring goals, you want to be remembered by winning trophies.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin tapped home from close range to put the Toffees ahead after connecting with Tom Davies' low cross - his first Premier League goal.

Valencia returned the favour, with a through-ball for Lukaku in the first minute of stoppage time.

"It was tough in parts but Enner came on and changed the game and we got a bit of comfort when Rom scored the two goals and we took the game home". But the final result didn't reflect what happened on the pitch.

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