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Luke Garbutt reveals the one area Romelu Lukaku is not confident about

The Belgian striker is apparently not confident when it comes to scoring headers

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Everton defender Luke Garbutt has revealed to the Football Hour podcast that striker Romelu Lukaku used to tell him he wasn’t confident about his heading ability.

The Belgian has been a regular goalscorer since joining the Blues, bagging 25 goals in all competitions last season.

He has five goals in seven games so far this season, with three coming in a comfortable win over Sunderland.

Two of those were headers in that 3-0 victory at the Stadium of Light but his teammate has revealed that Lukaku is not particularly confident about that area of his game.

"At the time [one and a half years ago] he wasn't particularly confident and I don't know if he was ducking out of the way of headers,” he told the Football Hour podcast.

"He used to say to me that heading wasn't really his strong point. When you look at him you think he'd bully people in the air. You think if you out a good ball in he'd absolutely bury it. It's funny."

While Lukaku may not be confident about his ability in the air, a look at the stats actually show he is rather proficient.

Since arriving in the Premier League in 2011 he has managed to score 14 headed goals across spells with Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion and of course Everton.

In that time only four strikers have managed more than him, Christian Benteke, Olivier Giroud, Peter Crouch and Steven Fletcher.

Those are all renowned for their heading ability and perhaps it is time that he started giving himself more credit.