Giant attacker also claims he wants the Toffees to finish higher than his parent club in the league this campaign.
On-loan Everton front man Romelu Lukaku has vowed to prove Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho wrong in allowing the powerful Belgium international to move to Goodison Park on a season-long loan this campaign, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The 20-year-old was surprisingly allowed to join the Merseyside giants by the self-styled ‘Special One’ on transfer deadline day last month, despite the fact that the west London club are struggling badly for goals from their strikers at Stamford Bridge so far this season.
And already Lukaku has found his form in front of goal under new Toffees manager Roberto Martinez, with the giant forward having so far registered a highly impressive four goals and one assist in total in just his four matches in all competitions for his new team, with all of those arriving in the Premier League.
In fact, Lukaku has been on fire of late in the top flight, scoring against Manchester City at Eastlands on Saturday afternoon, while he also netted a first-half brace in Everton’s previous league encounter at home to Newcastle United.
And now Lukaku says that he wants to score more goals this season than any of the Blues’ current crop of attackers to prove to Mourinho that he made a mistake in loaning him out to Everton.
“I couldn’t do much about it. The coach made his choice, and, as a player, you have to respect it. I went along with it, and it is now up to me to prove he was wrong,” he told Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblad.
“It has been two years in a row now, and it does make you question things and wonder why. But that’s life. You just have to get on with it. The only thing I can do is play well and score as many goals as I can, and then maybe people will notice what I am about.’
“What can I say? Everyone has their own opinion on things. I can only underline my case by scoring more goals than all the strikers currently at Chelsea, and that is what I will be striving to do this season.
“I hope my goals will help Everton finish higher than Chelsea. I am at Everton for the season, and I want to do as well as I possibly can for them. I also hope Jose Mourinho and I are both at Chelsea for a long time, because I want the best for Chelsea and I know he is a good coach.
“I think he makes his decisions in good conscience and with the intention of doing the best he can for the club. That’s done now, and I can only concentrate on doing well at Everton.
“I had a good conversation with Roberto Martinez before joining them. He told me he would make me a better, smarter striker, and it was exactly what I wanted to hear. I think I am smarter already. My movement has improved, I am reading the game better and, as he promised, I am converting chances more efficiently.
“I knew I would settle well at Everton. I adjust to any new situation very easily, as I showed at West Brom last season. After a week here, I found a house near to where Kevin Mirallas lives.
“That helped me feel at home, and so too did the supporters’ appreciation of the work I put in on the pitch. They can see that every time I pull on an Everton shirt, I try my best.
“I have a drive and ambition to be the best I can, but it’s not just personal. I am always aware of responsibilities to the team, and I want to contribute to Everton having the best possible season while I’m here.
‘They are not exactly small clubs, and it is flattering to be linked with them [Borussia Dortmund and Juventus]. I appreciate they feel I could handle playing at that level, but my goal has not changed. I want to succeed at Chelsea.”