Koeman was speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of Everton’s game against Hull at the weekend, and said that there was no reason to drop Lukaku from the starting eleven.
“Everyone knows what can happen in football but you need to respect your contract,” said Koeman.
“Of course I am not happy about that interview. If Everton is not a club with a lot of ambition I would not be manager.
“He has no problem. He is training how he needs to train, his behaviour – except some quotes in this interview – is what I like from the player and there is no reason to put him out of the team.
“The team needs Rom, and Rom needs the team to score goals.
“But I am not so afraid about his situation because the player has more than two years on his contract.”