Contesting Lukaku's claims that Everton lack ambition, the Dutchman said: "Of course I am not happy about this".
Lukaku then took centre stage to register his 20th and 21st league goals of the season, the first time an Everton player has reached that tally since Gary Lineker in 1985-86.
"We are the big favourites at home and the pressure is on Everton this weekend, but it is always unsafe because they fight against relegation and they need points".
"But I think everybody needs to understand ambitions, and his situation I tried to explain".
"Rom is a professional player and his commitment maybe looks different because of a few quotes but he is young and he can make mistakes". 'If we can move on and get in what we want to make the team really strong, I think we can battle with them, yes.
"To do that, you need the platform to show yourself", he said when asked about his desire to be ranked along with the world's best forward.
Though they did not go down, Stalybridge were facing relegation from the Conference North into the seventh tier of English football, so the prospect of becoming a Premier League footballer must have seemed very far away at the time.
'See the difference between this season and last season - that's the first step. But it gave us more space to kill the game and we did that.
The Argentinian attacker, who joined Italian side Genoa from River Plate a year ago, who Everton signed Ramiro Funes Mori from. You can't do it one year, and we try to get the best players, but a lot of them like to play in the Champions League and we are still not playing there'. Not only money is most important but if you show players good player, s the development and ambition of the team, and the club is progressing and talking of new stadium, it is enough to show club is going in the right direction. "You can't do it one year".