Lukaku never felt Baggies defeat was on the cards

by | 29/09/2015  9 Comments  [Jump to last]

Romelu Lukaku says that even at 2-0 down he was convinced Everton would come away from The Hawthorns with a result last night.

The Belgian grabbed two goals, including the match winner six minutes from the end, and an assist for Arouna Kone's equaliser as the Blues overturned a two-goal deficit to win for the first time in the Premier League era.

There were few signs after Craig Dawson had headed in the Baggies' second goal of the fightback to come as Everton had been below par for the first 55 minutes of the contest but Lukaku equalised almost immediately to spark a memorable turnaround.

Speaking with the media after the game, the 22-year-old said he never lost faith in the team's ability to turn things around, however.

"At half time the manager and the experienced players spoke up and then we tried to do the rest," he told Sky Sports' Geoff Shreeves. "We conceded the early goal in the second half but I never had the feeling we wouldn't win this game. Credit to the players who came off the bench; they helped us.

"[After the first goal] I knew that we would win this game. I had that feeling because offensively we more grip on the game. Ross did really well, Arouna as well and Geri. And me, myself, I must try to provide and to score goals and I'm very happy that we won today."


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Eugene Kearney
1 Posted 29/09/2015 at 18:42:05
Good lad, Rom.... now for the RS on Sunday....
Frank Crewe
2 Posted 29/09/2015 at 19:40:31
Well I think I can safely say he was very much in the minority. Thankfully the minority, of which I confess I was not one, was right.
Terry Murphy
3 Posted 29/09/2015 at 19:57:17
Two goals and an assist and you still get the feeling he has room to improve.
Dave Southword
4 Posted 29/09/2015 at 20:33:06
Oddly, he wasn't on his own. Okay, maybe for the 50 odd seconds when we were 2-0 down but then it was just like Barnsley and Reading; I was completely convinced from 2-1 down that we would win.

We're a lot more dangerous this year. We must still improve as being a 2nd half only team will not get us to the top 4. It does feel a lot more like Roberto's first season than his second though.

David Greenwood
5 Posted 29/09/2015 at 20:42:20
There is a change of attitude amongst the players and manager this season. I never felt we would lose last night, and so did a few others on the LF. Not many right enough!
Gerard Carey
6 Posted 29/09/2015 at 22:21:53
At two nil down you could count on the fingers of one hand those who thought we would turn it round!!!!!!!!!.
Les Newsham
7 Posted 29/09/2015 at 23:21:50
God I love Everton. Okay a bit drunk but the sentiment is true!
Andrew James
8 Posted 29/09/2015 at 23:38:35
Lukaku has to come out with these remarks because he is a paid professional. But I am enthusiastic about the team coming through youth wise. He said the "experienced players" spoke up so I imagine they were Jags and Barry.

We now have a good bunch of players emerging: Barkley, Lukaku, Deulofeu, Browning, Galloway, Stones... with a few more like Ledson and Garbutt, we could have one of the most aggressive and speedy sides in the league marshalled by Jags and McCarthy!

Finally, delighted that Deulofeu showed his worth last night. Hopefully he can now quickly expunge his memories in Spain and continue his progression as a world beating winger with us.

Brian Hill
9 Posted 30/09/2015 at 06:26:47
According to Martin Tyler, WBA have never won a game under Pulis in which the opposition scored - hence the look of terror on their fans faces after our first goal.

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