Belgium coach Martinez hails Chelsea's 'iconic' striker Lukaku

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Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has sung the praises of Chelsea's 'iconic' striker Romelu Lukaku.

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Lukaku reaches 100 international caps today at the age of just 28.

He will become only the sixth Belgian to reach the milestone and there promises to be a big celebration with their fans allowed back into the King Badouin Stadium in Brussels for the first time since the pandemic.

"I think he is a living iconic figure of Belgian football. One hundred caps, 66 goals, at his age. He has a phenomenal attitude," said Martinez.

"I hope he can go onto 125 or maybe 150 caps. Sometimes you take for granted what we have.

"These players don't come often. I want to give him a big thank you for the commitment he has given the national team over the years."

Lukaku said: "It's a very proud moment for me and my family to be added to this list of players who have reached a hundred caps."

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