Romelu Lukaku Scores for Belgium vs. USA, Says "I Love You Dad" into TV Camera

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJuly 1, 2014


Romelu Lukaku came off the bench to score the goal that put Belgium 2-0 up against the USA, then ran to the cameras and dedicated the goal to his father.

In French, the Chelsea man, who spent last season on loan at Everton, said: "Je t'aime Papa!" ("I love you dad!")

Lukaku qui embrasse la caméra #BEL : ''Je t'aime papa''

— Benji Rajao (@BenjiBeige) July 1, 2014

Lukaku was expected to be a key man in the Belgium team but has had his chances limited by poor form and the emergence of teenager Divock Origi.

His performance coming as a late substitute will put him back in the mix for the quarter-final against Argentina, after Belgium held off a spirited United States rearguard to win 2-1 after 120 minutes.