‘I feel good at Inter’ – Lukaku confirms Serie A stay

Speaking to the DevilTime show on Belgian TV station VTM, Lukaku confirmed his intentions to stay at Inter.

Romelu Lukaku has ended speculation surrounding his future by confirming he will be staying with Inter.

Speaking to the DevilTime show on Belgian TV station VTM, Lukaku confirmed his intentions while also revealing he has spoken to Simone Inzaghi, who is set to take over as Inter boss following his Lazio departure.

“Yes, I am staying. I’ve already had contact with the man who will become our new manager. Maybe I shouldn’t say that yet,” Lukaku said. “It was a very positive conversation. There’s also the challenge of [winning the league] again. I feel good at Inter.”

Lukaku also spoke  about Antonio Conte, who departed as Inter manager last month after leading the Milan club to the Serie A title.

“The heights I have reached as a player are thanks to him,” Lukaku said. “He repeats a lot, repeats tactical exercises. In the beginning it was mostly individual, lots of videos to get tactically better. He was always constructive in his criticism. Not killing me off to kill me off, but killing me to make me better.

“If you do that every day, for a player like me, who is super focused on football, I could only become a better player.

“When I heard, he was going to leave, it was difficult because we have such a hungry group and guys who really work for the team. And then the cycle was suddenly stopped.”

Lukaku scored 23 league goals in his debut Inter season before going one better with 24 in Inter’s 2020-21 title-winning campaign. Overall, Lukaku has scored 64 times in 95 games for Inter. Lukaku has also been named MVP of Serie A in 2020-2021 season

 

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