Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea’s club-record acquisition, has made a major Cristiano Ronaldo admission while also speaking glowingly about his previous club Inter Milan ahead of a possible return in the summer.
Lukaku, 28, is currently having some downtime with Hakim Ziyech after both were spotted at an NBA game on Monday night. Prior to the voyage across the Atlantic, the club-record signing scored in the FA Cup quarter-final triumph over Middlesbrough, but he is now a cup striker as Kai Havertz took his mantle as the first choice with his improved and consistent play since the FIFA Club World Cup final.
Despite scoring on Teesside, ex-Newcastle striker and Premier League star Alan Shearer proposed a monetary approach to getting the most out of the former Serie A MVP. “I mentioned it before the game, I’ve not convinced the method that Chelsea uses suits him,” Shearer stated after the 2-0 FA Cup victory.
“Yes, the way he played at Inter, he had someone alongside him, and I believe that’s what he prefers for his style of play.” Without a doubt, he requires balls into the box. ” This is hardly the game to judge him on this season. It doesn’t appear that he is in a comfortable situation with that squad; they were impressive tonight, but they do appear to be a better team at times with Havertz in there. Havertz is free to move anywhere, but I believe Lukaku is hesitant to make runs in behind.”
The £97.5million striker will relax for part of the international break, but will also return early to train with the senior and youth players who have not been called up for international duty. An opportunity to impress boss Tuchel with his attitude, application, and desire to reclaim his starting spot. His words to Italian outlet AIC after being named player of the season last season show he still has the ability to turn things around, but with his explosive interview still fresh in his mind, in which he admitted his mistake in returning to west London and leaving Serie A, these new quotes can also be interpreted very easily as another message to the Nerazzurri, who would have to spend a lot of money in the summer if operation gets Lukaku back was to be successful.
“The club [Inter] has always supported us, as have the supporters, whom I want to thank,” he told the Evening Standard. “Being ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo is not something that happens on a daily basis.” He is, in my opinion, one of the top three players in football history. He also elevated me to a higher level because he accomplishes tremendous things.
“I am overjoyed to have been named to Serie A’s best XI last season.” I’d like to thank everyone who voted for me, as well as the team that supported me a lot, including the coach and his staff. It was a collective effort, and it’s an honor to be in the top XI.” As a child, it was my desire to play in Serie A, and I did everything in my power to make that a reality. I’m relieved to have completed it.
“It’s an honor to have been voted the season’s best player.” It’s something that I could not achieve without the help of the team. They helped me realize great things. We won together improving a lot. Everyone progressed, and the coach was always available to us. This honor has given me a lot of hope for the future.”