Romelu Lukaku has never looked as happy since making the switch to Inter Milan, Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has said. Lukaku spent two seasons with Manchester United before completing a summer switch to the San Siro after Inter splashed out a record fee of £75million to get the deal done.
The striker’s unhappiness during the latter stages of his United career was well documented and Martinez says he has noticed a big difference in the player since he arrived for international duty.
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The 26-year-old has got this season off to a flyer, scoring two goals in his first two Serie A matches, and seems to have a new lease of life under Inter boss Antonio Conte. “This is the first time I have seen him free and happy. Going back to many camps, I have not seen Rom so focused, so happy, so refreshed by the new challenge,” Martinez told reporters.
“I think he is now ready to face one of the biggest footballing chapters in his career with the Inter Milan move. And he is very driven to be as good as he can for the national team, so I have been very impressed with his happiness and the way he is looking forward to the football ahead.”
Lukaku was an unused substitute during Belgium’s 4-0 win over San Marino but could play a part against Scotland this evening.
If that is the case, everyone concerned with the Nerazzurri will be keeping their fingers crossed he comes through unscathed ahead of this weekend’s big game at home to Udinese.11 BUSINESS NUGGETS FROM SUPER EAGLES BRONZE MEDAL TRIUMPH. The content of this ebook will propel you above your competition. DOWNLOAD NOW!!!