Before the start of the UEFA Nations League between England and Belgium, Dale praised Lukaku in an interview, believing that the opponent is one of the best strikers in the world.
Dell said: "Lukaku is a great striker. I think he is one of the best strikers in the world. His scoring statistics are excellent. For me, it’s always good to be able to compete with the best players. People are happy. I definitely think Lukaku belongs to this category."
"I am very fortunate to have played against Lukaku when he played in the Premier League. So, through those games, I know him very well. It is a very difficult challenge, but I am full of expectations."
After the 2018 World Cup, due to injuries, Dell encountered a difficult period in his club and England career.
Dell said: "After the World Cup, it was a long journey. You can't get a better feeling than in that World Cup. Then, I went through some difficult times, mainly because of my health problems."
"That put me in a difficult situation for a while, but I have been trying to get back to 2018 and surpass my performance at the time."
"I am very happy to return to the England team. Considering the experience of last season, it is more special for me to be recruited by the England team again."