Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku has hailed Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka for making the fearsome forward he is today.
Lukaku recently came out to admit that learning from them meant he learnt from the best while he played as a young footballer.
According to him, Drogba once told him to show the true Blue character on the pitch whenever he played and since that day, they started communicating frequently at the club.
He added that Anelka showed him all it took for him to be a top striker and he understood completely because the Frenchman had an elite mentality.
His words, “Everything happened quickly there.
“I was only 18 years old, I had just finished high school three months earlier, I had graduated and suddenly I was already on the train to London.
“There I met Didier Drogba, he was doing physiotherapy. He told me immediately that I had to show him the ‘Blue’ character. From that day on we started talking every day for at least an hour, before training, after training.
“He, Anelka and every other player in that locker room showed me what it takes to become the person I am today. It wasn’t so much the coach as the players, they had a mentality that made them say ‘OK, let’s go win’.
“It was a great experience, I saw how they won the Champions League, the FA Cup and this has served me well so far.”