His worldwide form though has been good, scoring seven goals in his last four games for Belgium, and he says that watching tapes of legendary Real Madrid forward Hugo Sanchez, as well as Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani of Paris Saint-Germain and West Ham's Javier Hernandez, helped develop his game.
While the first goal was anything but pretty, the second one displayed exactly what Romelu Lukaku is capable of doing with his movement inside the box, an area he has worked on a lot over the past few years.
"I've improved my movement, especially in the box", he said.
"Two years ago, at Everton, Roberto Martinez made me watch videos of my own movement, but also those of other strikers like Hugo Sanchez, Edinson Cavani and Chicharito (Javier Hernandez)".
"You need to sit down and watch the Uruguayan's movement inside the box".
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"On top of that, I worked three times a week on my runs inside the box with my coaches".
Anytime you read an interview where someone discusses the Manchester United striker, the same sentence tends to reappear: "a desire to be the best in the world".
The Manchester United striker scored the only goal in Belgium's win over Japan on Tuesday night to move above Bernard Voorhoof and Paul Vam Himst with 31 global goals.
It's worth remembering he's also only 24.
Despite failing to score in seven consecutive games for Manchester United, Lukaku enjoyed a sensational start to his career at Old Trafford after leaving Everton in the summer.
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