Lukaku loves Everton, says Martinez.


Romelu Lukaku showed his love for Everton after the Belgian's hat-trick inspired the Toffees to a 4-1 win over Young Boys in the Europa League.

Everton returned back to winning ways at the Stade de Suisse, after coming from a goal down to secure a win over the Swiss club in the first leg of their last-32 clash.

Guillaume Hoarau broke the deadlock for the home side in the 10th minute but the Toffees responded as Lukaku cancelled out Hoarau's opener. Seamus Coleman increased the deficit four minutes later and Lukaku scored two more on the night to seal three points for the Blues.

And Martinez was full of praise for his 21-year-old striker Lukaku.

"He loves playing for Everton, and I think he showed that today,”‎ said the Everton manager.

“He's a special footballer who we love seeing developing, and he's just enjoying being an important player for Everton.

“He's the complete striker, but he's only 21 and people forget about that. Our desire and work we put in over the summer was to show we are the perfect place for him to develop.

‎"We saw today he really makes a difference in front of goal and he's someone who is going to have a really strong ending to the season."


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