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Drogba: Lukaku is better than me

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba believes that Romelu Lukaku is a better player than he was at his age.

Drogba, who has been idolised by Lukaku, has told the Belgian press that the Blues player is already a big star.

“I know I am his idol and we get on well. It is flattering to see that he identifies with me,” the Ivorian said.

“But we have to stop comparing us. He is big too, certainly, but he is already tougher and he has qualities I don’t. Of course, I have some that he will only acquire with time.”

Drogba added: “He will do big things and it has already started. His progression is better than mine. At the age of 19, he was at Chelsea. I was at Le Mans.”

The two forwards spent one season together at the Stamford Bridge before the Ivorian left. Lukaku has said on several occasions that he models his game around the former Premier League great.

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