'He's a monster' - Distin hails Everton team-mate Lukaku

The Belgium international has scored five goals in as many games for the Toffees since joining on loan from Chelsea, earning the praise of the veteran French centre-back
Everton defender Sylvain Distin has labelled Romelu Lukaku "a monster" after an impressive start to life at Goodison Park.

The 20-year-old, who is on loan from Chelsea, has scored five goals in just five appearances since his deadline-day arrival on Merseyside.

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With the Belgian's strike in the 2-0 win over Aston Villa taking them to sixth in the Premier League table, Distin is thrilled that his team have acquired a player with such natural talent.

"Considering Romelu's age he has got all the qualities," the French defender told The Liverpool Echo.

"He's a monster. He's learning game after game and has the right mentality.

"I was talking about his size and his weight with him a week ago. We're more or less the same weight and to get there I had to work hard in the gym for four years.

"For him it's just how he is when he wakes up. I wasn't like that when I was 20. He's physically blessed and his positioning on the pitch and finishing are improving all the time.

"His attitude is great and that's the most important thing for a young player, and all our youngsters have that."

Lukaku has never scored for Chelsea since signing from Anderlecht in 2011, but netted 17 times in 35 league games while on loan at West Brom last term.