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Lukaku: Albion's all that matters

Striker refusing to get distracted ahead of Spurs trip

ROMELU Lukaku insists the only thing on his mind in Saturday’s clash at Tottenham will be bringing home some points for Albion.

The powerhouse striker will come up against his former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas after spending last season under him at Stamford Bridge.

And he is hoping he can build on his flying start to life with the Baggies after coming off the bench to score on his debut in the 3-0 opening-day win over Liverpool.

“I am playing against Tottenham, not Andre Villas-Boas,” said Lukaku.

“This is West Bromwich Albion playing Tottenham, not me playing against Andre Villas-Boas.

“I don't really look at AVB and wonder what he is thinking.

“He is in a new job now and hopefully he can do well with that club - but we go there hoping to get a result this week.

“If I can do well this week, keep working hard then my objective is to make the team with good performances every week.

“I want to become a better player every day.

“I'm staying humble. I will do my best every day.

“I will be ready for the game, we have a couple more days to prepare and we'll see what side the head coach picks.”

And the on-loan Blues hitman insists he will not get distracted by any derby rivalry he faces.

“I know about the rivalry between Chelsea and Tottenham,” he added.

“But the only thing I care about is getting three points for West Bromwich Albion.

“We have to prepare ourselves this week and be ready for Saturday.

“We have to make profit from any negative points that Tottenham have.

“I expect it to be a good game.

“We will be confident and we want to develop ourselves into a bigger and better club.

“What happened last year was last year.

“I've learned a lot of good things from Chelsea.

“Now I'm here to learn at West Bromwich Albion to become a better player.

“I don't think there is any player in the world who hasn't had downs as well as ups.

“If you look at Ronaldinho, Pele, Maradona, Ronaldo, Henry - all had downs and ups in their careers.

“The English Premier League is not as easy as people think.

“Every week you play against the best.

“There is a big pressure, the fans are screaming at you - that's what makes the English Premier League so special.

“The atmosphere is brilliant. It motivates you to give a high performance.

“I learned a lot last season.

“This season I want to show people that this club and myself are making progress and getting better.”