Not bad for the twenty-seven year old giant wanted at Inter by Antonio Conte: “Romelu gave the right answer like everyone else, it’s important, he had a bit of a period after the episode with Ibrahimovic in the Italian Cup». Intuition by Antonio Conte in the summer of 2019 when, before the economic crisis that reduced Inter’s strengthening plans, Biscione had invested 75 million to snatch the center forward from Manchester United.
Strength, power, precision, devastating physical prowess in the restarts: characteristics also demonstrated in the imperious pace with which he overwhelmed Parolo in the action that propitiated Lautaro’s network. So Romelu sent the defense of Lazio into a tailspin, proving to have put the toxins behind him of the colossal quarrel with Ibra: the memory of the fight club head-to-head remained iconic in the minds of the fans, so much so that a mural depicting the duelists appeared outside San Siro. In the next few hours, the unpleasant episode will have a queue in court: after last week the Swede had been heard, between today and tomorrow it will be Lukaku’s turn to be heard by the men of the Federal Prosecutor’s Office (later off to Conte, after the exchange of ‘courtesies’ with Agnelli).
Tensions belong to the past, because in the cold Milanese night Inter forget the uncertainties dictated by the company transfer negotiation and the liquidity problems, to concentrate now more than ever on the goal of the season, the Scudetto. «It was an objective to reach the top of the standings – explains Conte -, we achieved it with an excellent match against a very strong team, to which I congratulate. We have shown mental strength, I am very happy and this must be a starting point, not an end point. The next match is the derby, getting up front is much better ».
Inter were not leading in the second round since 2010, the year that ended with the Treble. “But we work for this, to be on top,” says Skriniar. Simone Inzaghi applauds the opponent Inter, while cultivating regrets. «Lukaku is a player of great physicality, I had tried Acerbi as his scorer all week. But then I missed Radu before the match and I had to change my plans ». The Lazio technician then talks about deThe penalty: «Reviewing the action ten to twelve times you can whistle the penalty but the referee granted it after three seconds».
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