Romelu Lukaku

Do you want Lukaku back at Inter?

  • Yes, but only on a free/cheap one-year loan

    Votes: 89 71.8%
  • Yes, on a permanent transfer (70€-90€ range)

    Votes: 3 2.4%
  • No, under any circumstances

    Votes: 32 25.8%

  • Total voters
    124

dax21

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He says the right things but let's see how it goes. With Dybala deal perishing, Sanchez gone, Dzeko doing his Biden impression, Lautaro presumably being relegated to his original role of supporting Rom instead of being the focal point like last year, and Correa being unfortunately irrelevant... Lukaku will have to handle a lot of pressure and weight.
I mostly worry that he is taking success here for granted, and hopefully he understands how much is required from him alone as of right now.
 

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Here`s another one

Speaking in a social media Q&A, as reported by FCInter1908, the 29-year-old explained that he and Martinez have a good friendship off the pitch in addition to their chemistry on it, and also opened up about fellow teammates Nicolo Barella and Marcelo Brozovic.

Asked about the kind of relationship he has with Martinez, Lukaku replied “Phenomenal, special.”

Asked to describe teammate Barella, the Belgian called the 25-year-old “Nice, honest, and serious.”

Lastly, Lukaku was asked about Brozovic, and said “We joke around all day, but when you have to go into battle he’s right there with you.”
 

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Perisic and Eriksen were average at best the last time Lukaku was here. One couldn't nail down his starting spot over Young for most of the season, the other constantly got subbed for Gagliardini at 60'.

Only Hakimi was a great loss, arguably bigger loss than Lukaku even. Luckily, Dumfries and Gosens are competent, Hakan is a clear improvement and Lutaro has improved quite a bit.
 

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Talk the talk and walk the walk. I don't think anyone has any doubt about his ability to run his mouth. The past year he has been in the spotlight more due to his interviews than his football.
What we need is performance on the pitch.
 

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Surprised nobody shared his latest interview with DAZN yet, so here you go FIF:





I also read some statements that Lukaku seems more mature than before, so let`s hope he delivers without Conte and Pintus.
I don’t see how leaving inter, a club by all accounts he was very happy at, to “get revenge” in EPL as anything close to resembling maturity. I mean Christ he’s almost 30, kicking a ball around for millions, and he’s still obsessed with his “haters.”
 

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I don’t see how leaving inter, a club by all accounts he was very happy at, to “get revenge” in EPL as anything close to resembling maturity. I mean Christ he’s almost 30, kicking a ball around for millions, and he’s still obsessed with his “haters.”

He went because that team had more money could buy him better players to play with and would give him more money.

I know this an Italian league group but you get no one In Argentina or Brazil would leave if the money was the same as Italy, Spain, France and England right?

That is the only reason MLS has a shot at being a top league in the future. It’s the epl outside of Europe so no champions league but also not annoying media harassing you.
 

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Roberto Martinez [Belgium NT manager] was not surprised about Romelu Lukaku’s return to Inter

Lukaku returned to Inter last month on a dry loan deal from Chelsea, finally pulling off his return after a difficult 12 months in the Premier League.

Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Martinez first discussed Lukaku’s return to Inter and how much of a difference he’ll make in the upcoming campaign.

“Lukaku has come home at Inter. I’ve known Romelu for years, I’m not at all surprised by his choice and his determination to return to Milan whatever the cost, it was what he wanted.

“He gave a lot to Inter already in his first experience and, between the Europa League final and the Scudetto, he created an emotional bond with the Inter fans that has never been broken.

“More than a sports project, Rom espoused a feeling. Let’s start here. He went in search of emotions that are independent of victories. Let’s talk about heart and not just football. Then I see him absolutely focused on what he wants, which is to win with the team he loves, he will give everything to prove that he is as decisive as the first time. Romelu is a very modern and total striker. He adapts to different systems, it’s not true that you can only play one way with him.

“He can be the reference point in a quick game directed toward the forwards, he can be useful in physical battles, but he is also good at combining with his teammates in a manoeuvred system as in Belgium.


“That is why he will adapt very well to a new coach and teammates who, in the process, have changed. I have no doubt about the impact he will have on Inter and Serie A.”
+ editorial in case anyone is curious {nothing new in it TBH}

SERIE A 2022-23 PREVIEW: WHY LUKAKU CAME BACK TO INTER

One of two headline-grabbing returns to Serie A, Romelu Lukaku is back at Inter. Stephen Kasiewicz recaps a strange 12 months for the peripatetic Lukaku…

Sometimes you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Romelu Lukaku made it clear he missed everything about Inter after a disastrous spell at Chelsea.

Back at the club he loves on a season long loan, the experienced striker looks a picture of contentment. Embraced by his old teammates, new coach Simone Inzaghi and even the subject of a remarkable Lord of the Rings fan video, it’s been a remarkable turnaround for the high-profile attacker.

There are few better examples of the perfect fit for club and player than the Belgian striker and Nerazzurri. He will once again lead from the front for Inter as they aim to regain the Scudetto from arch rivals Milan this season.

It seemed improbable that Lukaku would be back wearing the iconic black-and-blue after a mind-boggling club record €113m move to London last August. The former Manchester United striker departed for the Premier League as one of the most feared strikers in Europe, a Serie A winner at the peak of his career.

Yet everything unravelled in a tumultuous campaign marked by a drastic loss of form, a notorious interview and public apology and a fractured relationship with coach Thomas Tuchel as he failed to adapt to Chelsea’s ultra-high pressing system.

Lukaku packed more drama into a single campaign than most run of the mill Netflix thrillers, despite positive signs in the early episodes of his Blues return. He initially expressed his delight at re-joining the London club 10 years after arriving in England as an 18-year-old, calling it the chance of a lifetime.

Lukaku admitted pushing through the move and angered Inter fans with his willingness to go back to Chelsea. It all began well, too. Lukaku scored on his league debut in a two goal away win at Arsenal and then struck twice in a 3-0 rout of Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.

Yet the situation deteriorated quickly. The powerful striker stopped scoring and was no longer the focal point he had been at Inter. Injury and Covid further derailed an already worsening situation.

Clearly dispirited, Lukaku took the step of making his dissatisfaction public. Not one to hide behind hollow, perfunctory social media statements, the attacker made several stunning declarations in an incredibly revealing interview with Sky Sport Italia last December.

In a triple whammy of revelations, he stated he wasn’t happy with his role, Tuchel’s choice of formation and vowed to return to Inter in prime condition rather than at the twilight of his career. Cue apoplexy from the Chelsea support and anger from the German coach. Tuchel labelled the comments as ‘unhelpful noise’ surrounding the club and even went on to say the striker rested himself during a game.

It would have been easy to issue a carefully worded, bland apology full of clichéd stock phrases, but Lukaku again opted to face the cameras.

Reasserting his commitment to the London club he said sorry, but nothing changed on the pitch. Out of favour and often an observer than a participant he claimed just five more league goals and an underwhelming 15 in total.

A shadow of the prolific marksman who dominated for Inter – netting 64 times in 95 games – Lukaku clearly pined for a return to San Siro. But insurmountable financial barriers looked set to scupper any potential deal. It was an indication of Lukaku’s desire to return that he took a pay cut to ensure an Inter homecoming.

While not all of the Nerazzurri ultras wholeheartedly agreed with the decision the player himself made his feelings clear. In his typically forthright way Lukaku publicly declared it was an error of judgement to return to Chelsea and that he communicated with Inzaghi and his old teammates throughout last season.

It is difficult to judge how much the chaos of last term affected the ex-Everton man. Reunited with strike partner Lautaro Martínez there is an understandable expectation the duo will pick up where they left off and fire Inter into immediate title contention.

Back in his adopted home city with a coach and teammates prepared to play to his strengths, there is every chance of a triumphant comeback. Regardless of what happens it will be fascinating to watch another chapter in the life of the never-dull Lukaku.
 

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"failed to adapt to Chelsea’s ultra-high pressing system."


I honestly doubt that. Any big club has ultra-high pressing system. He failed cz of other reasons.
Problem is if he doesn't score for Chelsea in 3 games its not the same than with Inter.
 

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All i know is that i am done with Lukakus interviews.
 

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Someone needs to tell Lukaku to do his talking on the pitch
 

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Wow, what a change from Finsihed Dzeko to a real striker.
 

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football is easier to do if a football team has a prolific striker. fortunately Inter has Lakaka to do it.

but please bring someone attacker/creator better than Correa. Correa is shit, even finished Sanchez and Strefezza give something more over Correa.
 
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Wow, what a change from Finsihed Dzeko to a real striker.

Other than the goal. Dzeko was better during the game

Lukakus first touch was pretty shit and his build up with Lautaro was even worse

I don’t like Dzeko and his Roma stink but to shit on him when he created attacking positions that his team mates did nothing with isn’t his fault
 
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