Lukaku: Hard work eliminates fear
Romelu Lukaku believes hard work can overcome the fear of failure, as he goes in search of achieving more records in his career.
Speaking to MUTV ahead of Sunday's clash against his former club West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford, Lukaku opened up on how he has targeted records since he began his playing career and how he believes in the qualities he possesses.
“In the Premier League, I started at 19 [years old] so I knew that I will be one of those guys that’s going to reach 100,”Romelu said.
“That’s just the belief that I have in my qualities, but it all starts with the work that I put in.
”Hard work eliminates fear. That’s how I think. So, the more I put the work in, the more confident I am in certain situations because I’ve worked on it, I know what to do, I know where to do it and I don’t fear anything. If I fail, it’s no problem. There’s another opportunity.
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As a former Baggie, Lukaku admitted it has been painful for him to see the club's demise this season, with the threat of relegation looming large, and he hopes the team can regroup following a turbulent campaign.
“It's a painful one for me, because a few of those guys are my friends and it’s hard for me to see them in that position,”he added.
“But sometimes it’s good to take a step back, learn from it and try to improve on it. I just hope they don’t go down and they can learn from any mistakes they have made.
”I don’t know what their problem has been this season, because you only watch the highlights, so you don’t know what’s happening in their games, but I just hope they find the key to success for the Premier League.
You can see the full interview with Romelu on the live Match Day show on MUTV.com from 14:00 BST on Sunday.