Reporter Lee Hyun-min = ‘I was pushed by a 36-year-old striker.’
Monster striker Romelu Lukaku (29, Inter Milan), who devastated the opponent’s defense with his overwhelming physicality and decisiveness, is falling again and again.
Lukaku hit his peak again in August 2019 when he escaped from Manchester United to Inter Milan. He scored 23 goals in the 2019/2020 season and led the team to win Serie A with 24 goals in the 2020/2021 season. At the time, he flapped his wings under the guidance of manager Antonio Conte (now Tottenham Hotspur).
In August 2021, Lukaku returned to Chelsea after paying Inter Milan for a transfer fee of 115 million euros (154 billion won). he was miserable He was loaned out to Inter Milan again last season with a record of 8 goals in 26 appearances. 6 games, 1 goal, 1 help, no sign of survival. He appeared as a member of the Belgian national team at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, but missed several opportunities at the gate and was criticized by fans and media. Belgium packed their bags in the group stage.
No matter how injured he is, he continues to be sluggish in Belgium and Inter Milan. There has been no goal in the official game this season since the match against Viktoria Plzen on October 27 last year. In Italy, they miss the image of Lukaku during his Conte days. Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport sighed, “Can we save Conteman Lukaku?” 먹튀검증
During his time at Conte, Lukaku showed his best form by forming a fantasy duo with Lautaro Martinez. He returned to Inter Milan after taking Chelsea, but he doesn’t even have a place to stand anymore. He was classified as out of power under the current head Simone Inzaghi regime.
Currently, Edin Dzeko (18 matches, 7 goals, 2 assists) and Lautaro (18 matches, 9 goals, 3 assists) are in charge of Inter Milan’s front line. Inter Milan laughed 3-0 in the Italian Super Cup final against AC Milan on the 19th, but Lukaku only warmed up the bench.
At his prime age, his playing time continues to decrease. It would be a big shock to lose to the 36-year-old veteran Jeko. This is a prime example of the compatibility (Conte + Lukaku) between a coach and a disciple, which teacher he meets, while his will is also important. I have to go back to Chelsea after this season. At this rate, Lukaku will not be able to play for Chelsea either.