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Back on page 340, I posted that Lukaku is shallow, all talk, only about appearances and has very little substance. I also commented on how he cares too much about what people think which causes his mental fragility.

I never expected him to confirm everything I posted in a single interview and his actions thereafter.

He greatly miscalculated on this one and wish him all the best, wherever he decides to ply his trade in the future. I just hope that it will not be at Inter because we are better off without him both in terms of on the pitch and his off pitch attention seeking.

Towards the end of last season, Ausillo gave an interview and made a good point about the nature of football when he said words to the effect that when coaches and players leave (referring to Conte, Hakimi, Lukaku and Eriksen), a club is straightaway given the opportunity to rebuild and move forward with new players. Inter were given this opportunity over the summer and it is very much a case of moving onwards and upwards. Lukaku left as he wanted a contract extension. It is better for Inter as a club to discover and find new alternatives than try and eat old Christmas cake.

Inter do need to find a player to replace Dzeko for next season but I hope that it will be a new player with whom we can write a new chapter.
 
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Lukaku had 2 seasons to help us advance in r16 and never did; Dzeko had 1 season with the same opponent and he delivered so it's abit unfair to say that you have no faith in him while glorifying a certified CL choker like Lukaku.
I'd rather say the team and Inzaghiball delivered it, tbh, not Dzeko. It's hardly like Dzeko carried us through on his back, didnt show up once vs Real, etc etc.


Irrespectively - back to the original point - do you think Dzeko and Lautaro are good enough to get us past Liverpool? For me, I think they're the weakest links in our chain right now. Dzeko 5 or 10 years ago was a perfect striker for this level and beyond, but not anymore
 

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The strikers ur calling poor helped Inter reach the knockout stages in the CL with ease and are doing well in the scudetto. Dzeko even if he has been going through a rough patch goal wise never stops helping in the build up play or pressing if need be. The whole team is playing better especially with the addition of Hakan and Dzeko.

Lukakus problem has been performing in big games in cup competitions, until he can get over that hurdle he will maybe get anther league title in his career, that it.

I really dont understand this weight and fitness thing though, he goes to the UK and in a couple of months people [Garry Neville] are saying he looks like the Man UTD Lukaku, wtf?

Dzeko's hold up play, etc, is very useful, dont get me wrong, but we need goals from our strikers. We're doing well at the moment, imho, in spite of Lautaro and Dzeko, rather than because of.

You cant possibly look at this team and think its perfect and can't be improved - and if you were to improve it, where would you look atm? Surely not in CBs? Or our midfield? Even our WBs are looking good at the moment? So the obvious place is up front..


Lautaro was 0 goals in 25 shots in the CL group stages... Dzeko scored in 2 games out of 6..
 

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I'd rather say the team and Inzaghiball delivered it, tbh, not Dzeko. It's hardly like Dzeko carried us through on his back, didnt show up once vs Real, etc etc.


Irrespectively - back to the original point - do you think Dzeko and Lautaro are good enough to get us past Liverpool? For me, I think they're the weakest links in our chain right now. Dzeko 5 or 10 years ago was a perfect striker for this level and beyond, but not anymore
well they gut inter through group sage and were fighting for 1st place with lukaku he were fighting for 3rd
 

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Those 2 goals werent worth a lot i agree, who cares about CL knockout stages.
 

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well they gut inter through group sage and were fighting for 1st place with lukaku he were fighting for 3rd
Dzeko did well v a whole team all by himself, Lukaku v 11 was to much for him though.
 

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I'd rather say the team and Inzaghiball delivered it, tbh, not Dzeko. It's hardly like Dzeko carried us through on his back, didnt show up once vs Real, etc etc.


Irrespectively - back to the original point - do you think Dzeko and Lautaro are good enough to get us past Liverpool? For me, I think they're the weakest links in our chain right now. Dzeko 5 or 10 years ago was a perfect striker for this level and beyond, but not anymore
Lol you generally couldn't draw a parallel comparison like this but literally Lukaku had 1 task to help us qualify which is to score against Shaktar, he couldn't but Dzeko could; end of discussion it's not like Lukaku didn't get the backing from Conte.

The question is do you think Lukaku could help us against Liverpool, a big team, in CL no less? Lmao

I'm on a realist, the only way I see we can qualify is if Salah/Mane get injured or some shit.

You are the finance guy here, do you honestly think there's a way that's financially viable for Lukaku to come here? Or are you just arguing for the sake of arguing?
 

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with out lautaro and dzeko playing in tandem we were fighting for 3rd place not 1st. lol and somehow this is worst team then lukaku team. i mean this is a joke right
 

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well he gut inter through group sage and were fighting for 1st place with lukaku he were fighting for 3rd

And you could make the same argument about Eriksen, Inzaghi, etc.

Tying up all of our successes of this season to Dzeko and all of our failures of last season to Lukaku is just fucking ludicrous, to be honest.

Its like saying ... hey, with Ronaldo we didnt win the scudetto, but we did with David Suazo, therefore Suazo is a better player than Ronaldo.

You see how fucking idiotic that sounds tbh?


There are a lot of reasons why we didnt get out of the CL stages - Conteball being one of them, Lukaku also contributing towards that.


But turning around and assigning all that success to Dzeko, and not (say) Calhanoglu, our more creative freedom as a team, Inzaghi, etc, is just farcical.

Lukaku scored in as many games in last season's CL group stage as Dzeko did this year.
 

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And you could make the same argument about Eriksen, Inzaghi, etc.

Tying up all of our successes of this season to Dzeko and all of our failures of last season to Lukaku is just fucking ludicrous, to be honest.

Its like saying ... hey, with Ronaldo we didnt win the scudetto, but we did with David Suazo, therefore Suazo is a better player than Ronaldo.

You see how fucking idiotic that sounds tbh?


There are a lot of reasons why we didnt get out of the CL stages - Conteball being one of them, Lukaku also contributing towards that.


But turning around and assigning all that success to Dzeko, and not (say) Calhanoglu, our more creative freedom as a team, Inzaghi, etc, is just farcical.

Lukaku scored in as many games in last season's CL group stage as Dzeko did this year.

I rest my case
 
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Lol you generally couldn't draw a parallel comparison like this but literally Lukaku had 1 task to help us qualify which is to score against Shaktar, he couldn't but Dzeko could; end of discussion it's not like Lukaku didn't get the backing from Conte.

The question is do you think Lukaku could help us against Liverpool, a big team, in CL no less? Lmao

I'm on a realist, the only way I see we can qualify is if Salah/Mane get injured or some shit.

I think we'd have fractionally more chance with Lukaku than Dzeko, tbh, but lets see! Time will tell. I agree with you - I dont think we're going to get through, but I think right now Dzeko will be marked out of the fucking game, as he has been in many of our bigger matches.
 

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but tieing all succes to lukaku is somehow different lol
I dont think our successes last year was only because of Lukaku. If i had to put a number on it, I'd say like 60% of it was Conte.

But a key part of driving Conte's success was Lukaku's 30+ goal seasons, something we haven't seen except for Eto'o in decades maybe at Inter?


Tactically, Inzaghi has (correctly, and nicely) helped to broaden our goalscorers and attaacking threat. That's great. I dont think Lukaku would score 30+ a season under Inzaghi, but I think he'd still be prolific. I think he'd still be more prolific than either Dzeko or Lautaro. How many times have we been like FFS Dzeko already this season, when he's failed to finish? Obviously Lukaku would not score everything Dzeko missed, but I'm just saying.

Dzeko right now is a 6/10 for me - he started the season really well but the last 3 months have been not good enough.
 

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I hate these comparisons.

With Spalletti this, with Conte this, with Lukaku, without Lukaku, with Icardi, without Wanda, with Sensi, without Eriksen, without Hakimi, with Darmian, without Moses, with Kolarov.... yeah. I stop here. I think our general play has massively improved with Kolarov in the team. He has really done miracles, we should appreciate him.
 

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I think we'd have fractionally more chance with Lukaku than Dzeko, tbh, but lets see! Time will tell. I agree with you - I dont think we're going to get through, but I think right now Dzeko will be marked out of the fucking game, as he has been in many of our bigger matches.
I hope I'm wrong but I really don't see it. Van Djik would make Lukaku his bitch, btw just like Chiellini did whenever he played against Lukaku.
 

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I hate these comparisons.

With Spalletti this, with Conte this, with Lukaku, without Lukaku, with Icardi, without Wanda, with Sensi, without Eriksen, without Hakimi, with Darmian, without Moses, with Kolarov.... yeah. I stop here. I think our general play has massively improved with Kolarov in the team. He has really done miracles, we should appreciate him.
which is the point,r ight. Theres a million variables that have changed between this season and last season.

Turning round and saying 'with Dzeko we qualified, with Lukaku we didn't' is just... so childish and moronic.
 

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I hope I'm wrong but I really don't see it. Van Djik would make Lukaku his bitch, btw just like Chiellini did whenever he played against Lukaku.
Oh, I agree, but you think Van Dijk isn't going to make Dzeko his bitch either?
 

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which is the point,r ight. Theres a million variables that have changed between this season and last season.

Turning round and saying 'with Dzeko we qualified, with Lukaku we didn't' is just... so childish and moronic.
Lmao your earlier comparison regarding suazo vs Ronaldo would back your argument. We played against the same team whilst having a weaker team on paper(compared to last season inter) but the other player delivered, it's as simple as that; plus Lukaku was the focal point of our attack and he did nothing. Oh yea, he stood there gracefully denying Sanchez's goal like a moron he is, dude didn't even try to move away.
 

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I'm not talking about peak Dzeko, I'm talking about the guy who is going to be 36 like 2 weeks after the Liverpool 2nd leg...

I'm pretty sure even I could stop Maradona from scoring now.
 
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