Antonio Conte believes ‘rough diamond’ Romelu Lukaku can still get stronger and is ‘on the right track’ to being one of the best strikers in the world after netting once again for Inter Milan in win over Bologna
- Antonio Conte says Romelu Lukaku will be one of the best strikers in the world
- Conte believes he is ‘on the right track’ after he scored for Inter against Bologna
- Lukaku has scored a total of eight goals in his first nine league outings this term
- Conte credits Lukaku’s record to both his ‘pace and power’ and his work ethic
Conte believes Lukaku is ‘on the right track’ after he scored Inter’s opening goal in their 3-1 triumph over Bologna at San Siro.
Conte also compared Lukaku’s ‘pace and power’ to that of an ‘American Football quarterback’.
Antonio Conte believes Romelu Lukaku can become one of the best strikers in the world
Speaking after the game, Conte told DAZN: ‘I believe he [Lukaku] can still get stronger.
‘I described him as a rough diamond when he arrived and felt that work would help him become one of the best strikers in the world.
‘He is on the right track, as he has everything, the physicality of a centre-forward, but also the pace and power of an American Football quarterback.
‘He is doing well, has understood what needs to be done, is humble and works for the team. I am very happy with him.’
Lukaku’s 16th-minute goal against Bologna not only helped Inter move within two points of Serie A leaders AC Milan, but also saw the Belgian reach a personal milestone.
Conte says Lukaku is ‘on the right track’ after he scored Inter’s opening goal against Bologna
Lukaku has now scored a total of eight goals in his first nine league appearances this term
Lukaku has scored a total of eight goals in his first nine league appearances this season.
Lukaku has also found the net in all of his first four home appearances in the 2020-21 Serie A campaign – joining Christian Vieri as one of the only Inter players to achieve the feat.
As a result, Inter are interested in opening transfer talks with the forward in order to secure his future at San Siro.
Lukaku’s impressive form has attracted the interest of various clubs, including Serie A rivals Juventus.
Although Lukaku’s current contract is due to run until the summer of 2024, it is believed Inter are already beginning negotiations to tie him down with a new contract.
As a result, Inter are are opening transfer talks with the forward to secure his future at San Siro