View Poll Results: Predict how Lukaku's Inter career will go

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  • 10 - Legend. One of the absolute best players in the history of the game (think Meazza, Matthäus)

    5 3.47%
  • 9 - Icon. One of the best players in club history, and one of the best players in the world

    13 9.03%
  • 8 - Great. A player of high quality that adds a lot to the team, one of the best in the league

    72 50.00%
  • 7 - Good. A valuble asset to the team, one of the 10-15 best in his position in the league

    24 16.67%
  • 6 - Above average. Useful player, but will never be a key player for a team

    7 4.86%
  • 5 - Average. Completely average player. Does his job, but doesn't stand out

    4 2.78%
  • 4 - Below average. Not a disaster, but would be better if we didn't sign him in the first place

    8 5.56%
  • 3 - Anonymous. Will never be remembered due to the fact nobody expected anything from him

    2 1.39%
  • 2 - Useless. Adds nothing of value, detrimental to the team when on the pitch

    0 0%
  • 1 - Infamous. Awful signing, will go down in history as one of the shittiest Inter players ever

    9 6.25%
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    If Wesley did not win it in 2010 after guiding Inter to the Treble and the Netherlands to a World Cup final, then I do not see how Lukaku can possibly be a contender.

    The Ballon D'or does not count for shit. It is for fan boys who "support" the likes of Real Madrid, Ronaldo, Barcelona and Messi and who like to suck dicks while watching games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ath View Post
    He's at 9 assists, right ?

    I wonder if there is a player in the European "big 5" who has 20 goals and 10 assists in his league.

    Messi ? Mbappé ?

    Edit : Messi is the closest, 23 goals, 8 assists.

    Harry Kane has 19 goals 13 assists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmou View Post
    Harry Kane has 19 goals 13 assists.
    Yeah but that's in a farmer's league, so Kane's stats don't count.

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    Lukaku is nowhere near Ballon d'Or level guys. This is just absurd.

    But his performance against Sassuolo was brilliant. The run he made to set up Sanchez (which he gloriously fucked up of course) is something that I'd like to see him do more often. He has the physicality and speed to pull it off at will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qb4ever_2k View Post
    Since we're going to compare his numbers with players from other leagues, I think we better go with Whoscored for the consistency.
    You go with the official stats from the league, not fucking whoscored. Believe me, I'm not saying this because it makes me happy. I want him to be at 9 assist too.
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    i think you've forgotten the creative genius that was a midfield of Zanetti-Vieira-Cambiasso with Stankovic in front
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    I think we should say - Skriniar Milan, because Milan should be in second place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADRossi View Post
    Yeah but that's in a farmer's league, so Kane's stats don't count.
    If you say so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmou View Post
    If you say so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADRossi View Post
    bro just own up to it, it was no joke
    Quote Originally Posted by .h. View Post
    i think you've forgotten the creative genius that was a midfield of Zanetti-Vieira-Cambiasso with Stankovic in front
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    I think we should say - Skriniar Milan, because Milan should be in second place.

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    Overall nothing special, but crucial for the win again with that Hakimi combo.


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    Former Inter sporting director Walter Sabatini believes the physical prowess of Nerazzurri striker Romelu Lukaku means they can avoid slow build-up play. Sabatini, now at Bologna, appeared on Italian television programme Il Tribunale Delle Romane earlier today and offered his thoughts on the necessity to build attacks through the team and looking to dominate possession.

    “Well, some consider this the plague of the modern game but for me it is a necessity,” Sabatini declared.
    “If you do not have a centre-forward who can get behind then you have to build. I’m an advocate. Some teams like Inter can avoid it because they know they have a humanoid machine like Romelu Lukaku and they can launch it up.”
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    NULLA É IMPOSSIBILE PER QUESTA SQUADRA! FORZA INTER PER SEMPRE

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    Lukaku: 'Serie A is hard work'

    Romelu Lukaku admits he did not expect Inter to be on the verge of Scudetto success already, while Antonio Conte’s staff won’t let him bench press weights.

    The striker spoke to 433 in an Instagram Live chat, sitting pretty 11 points clear at the top of the Serie A table.

    “I feel good, we are working really hard. There were lots of ups and downs last season, but there are a lot of young players in the squad, so I think taken another step forward. There are many games to go and we’re hungry to achieve our results.”

    Lukaku was asked if he expected to be this far ahead of the chasing pack in mid-April.

    “Honestly, no. I think Serie A is a really complicated league, you have to prepare for every single game and are always challenged. Every match is a different test. It all helps me become a better player, but it’s hard work.

    “I think the defenders and goalkeeper are doing a great job, while we forwards also know that, if we don’t allow chances at the back, then sooner or later we’ll score a goal.

    Conte always says the striker is the first line of defence, so with Lautaro Martinez, Alexis Sanchez and Andrea Pinamonti, we all try to block the opposition from building out from the back. We make life difficult for them.

    “I think all four of our strikers are very generous and the whole team benefits from that.”

    While Lukaku is known for blowing past defenders with sheer power, he reveals the Nerazzurri don’t encourage him to get too muscular.

    “When I was 15 years old, I could bench press 100kg, but I’m not really allowed to since I came to Italy. The first day I arrived, I tried to go on the weights, and our fitness coaches gave me a bad look.

    “Basically, the only thing I’m allowed to do in the gym is co-ordination exercises with these elastic bands around my waist to find stability.”

    It is a turning point for Inter, who even unveiled a new club logo and changed their name to Inter Milano.

    “It’s part of the modernisation of Inter. I think last season we did really well and people had been waiting 10 years to see Inter at the top again. We reached the Europa League Final and I can’t wait to see this logo on the shirt next season.”
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    "we all try to block the opposition from building out from the back."

    Eh? We're not a pressing team. When's the last time we tried to stop opponents building from the back? (other than in a few short bursts here and there)
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    When did Pinamonti play? Lul
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    What did Matthaus do for Inter?

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    We usually start the sitting deeper and start pressing around the 10 minutes mark. From then on it depends on the results if we press high or sit deep. Seeing as we almost always lead, we choose to sit deep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Universe View Post
    "we all try to block the opposition from building out from the back."

    Eh? We're not a pressing team. When's the last time we tried to stop opponents building from the back? (other than in a few short bursts here and there)
    Well, Lautaro and Alexis do it. Lukaku watches them do it, so he felt the need to mention it
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    That's not Lukaku's job to press. His job is to be there to block the passing lane through the middle. In certain situations Lukaku's job is to press, like when their GK has the ball but main job is to just be there to block building through the middle. He's such heavy-built guy, he can't go there running all night chasing the ball like Lautaro.

    Our defending indeed starts from the attack. We direct opponents game to the flanks where there aren't that much space. Actually Alexis is maybe the worst of our strikers (Pinamonti excluded because he doesn't play ever) when it comes to defensive positioning. This is just one sample but I remember one game where Sanchez was starting and it didn't look good when the opponent was able to build through the middle all the time from his side as Alexis was positioned wrong. When Lautaro came in, that just stopped because Lautaro being there in correct spots blocked opponent defenders to be able to pass to the playmaker (it was maybe latest Fiorentina league match).

    We can see many times during the times how Lukaku doesn't do those rushes to press the opponent defender when the defender is having ball and is positioned maybe a bit to our right (their left), close to the center line. It's usually Barella's job to press that guy. Lukaku's job is to just be there to block any passes to the center circle where the playmaker might be, or further to our half in the right-middle lane (in Inter perspective). This way Lukaku can reserve energy to be able to do those marauding runs in the later stages of the games also.

    And honestly this works just great, we aren't leaking systemic goals as every part of this machine is doing its part.

    edit. I remember how furious I've been before for the lack of pressing by Lukaku but once we've seen how this thing works, it doesn't bother me anymore at all. Because it's all part of our system. Part of every game plan.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Glass box View Post


    Some bhenchod already removed it.

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