Lukaku - I'm not Drogba
West Brom's on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku has grown tired of comparisons with former Chelsea team-mate Didier Drogba.
Last Updated: 05/09/12 2:05pm
West Brom's on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku has vowed to make a name for himself at The Hawthorns - after growing tired of comparisons with former Chelsea team-mate Didier Drogba.
The Belgian, 19, was dubbed the "new Drogba" when he joined the Blues last summer, because of his similar playing style and physical presence to the Ivorian.
But he found his path to Chelsea's starting XI blocked by Drogba and managed just one Premier League start following his £18million move from Anderlecht.
Despite the Blues legend leaving Stamford Bridge for a new career in China, Lukaku also opted to move away from west London this summer in his quest for regular first team football.
Now, he is desperate to step out of Drogba's shadow during his season-long loan spell at West Brom.
"Didier and I have a similar playing style, but I don't think he would have wanted to be compared to someone when he was young," said Lukaku, who is hoping to recover from an ankle injury ahead of Belgium's World Cup qualifier against Wales on Friday.
"Every player wants to be their own person, their own personality. I don't want to be the new anyone.
"At first it was OK - but now I'm bored of it. It isn't necessary and I don't like it now.
"I have my father's surname, I am Romelu Lukaku - I'm not anybody else. This is my own name and the name I want people to remember."