Date: 7th June 2014 at 5:38pm
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Amidst his rancorous public indiscretions and noisy media shenanigans ever since he inadvertently threw away – lamely prodded away actually – his spot kick to gift Bayern Munich the UEFA Super Cup crown at Chelsea’s expense which unfortunately culminated in him shying away on loan, again, 21-year-old Belgian wonderkid Romelu Lukaku has shown an amazing level of cockiness we may have never envisaged when we took him from the backwater of the Belgian Pro League(with all due respects to Belgian football) to the upscale glitz of the Barclays Premier League.

Invariably, that he is talented with intuitive knowledge of where the back of the net is has never been in doubt, much as his supreme abilities to dazzle and bamboozle stoic defenders such as those populating the English topflight have never been up for debate, at least away from SW6, what however leaves me scratching my head is his latent intelligence as a young albeit overly ambitious footballer.

How do I mean? Well, the world was witness to the incessant injuries incoming Chelsea prime striker Diego Costa sustained throughout last season and how he almost got the unsavory tag, “injury-prone”; also, I’m sure any keen observer must have seen how Chelsea third-choice striker Demba Ba became ‘Numero Uno’ in the business end of the season under review; so I’m still at a loss as to why Lukaku can’t see the glaring truism that by shutting his trap, cutting the childish crap and accepting to be second or third choice striker at a club he described as the “biggest in England” just a few days ago, he may indeed be priming himself as Chelsea’s long term future.

Just why he would infer he wants to quit his so-called childhood dream club same week the club is reportedly securing its short term future is beyond me. Is he afraid? Of what exactly?

Does his latest bouts of irksome soundbites signal inferiority complex? Sounds improbable to me though, what with his superior numbers which have consistently trumped those of Fernando Torres and the said Ba for two consecutive seasons!

Does he think Costa will never sustain an injury again or that perhaps the hot-and-cold Torres(who has just two years left on his Chelsea contract) will all of a sudden mutate into a Lionel Ronaldo?

Has The Kraken been hearing voices?