The striker also revealed the reason behind leaving United and why he chose Inter above any other club.
Belgian international and Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku opened up about his time at Manchester United as well as his experience of playing for Inter and termed the move as a “dream.”
In a chat with Corriere Dello Sport, Lukaku expressed his pleasure of having the opportunity of leading the Inter attack and has done well in his job so far by scoring nine goals in 12 Serie A games.
He is happy at his new-found form considering the torrid time he had at United. Lukaku claimed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer planned to play him on the wings which made him consider ‘his time at Manchester United was over.’
“I dreamt of Inter for some time,” said Lukaku who idolized Ronaldo Nazario, Adriano and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. All of these strikers were stars at Inter as he said, “I loved Ronaldo and Adriano, but it was Ibra that taught me everything.”
Having sealed his dream switch, Lukaku doesn’t feel the pressure of being Inter’s record purchase as the Nerazzuri paid €65mn for his services. He said, “I don’t mind being the most expensive player in Inter’s history, nor replacing Icardi who give a lot here in Milan.”
Lukaku further added, “It would be nice to be Capocannoniere, but I’m not the type of player who says I want this or that individual title. I think of the team first. My biggest motivation is helping the team, and to help the team we score goals.”
“So far everything has been fine, but I want to do better by working to the maximum every day in training. Now I’m at 100%, but I don’t stop, I want to show Inter that they decided well in signing me.”
The top-scorer for his nation, Romelu Lukaku, made high mention of his coach Antonio Conte under whom he blossomed. “Conte is unique. We know what to do in every situation. He and [Jose] Mourinho are the two best coaches of my career.”
Inter have started the season strongly but face even stronger competition from Juventus who are unbeaten this season in Serie A. Lukaku shares the admission of toughness that would ensue in wrestling the title from the hands of the winners of the past eight seasons and also maintained the idea of taking things one step at a time.
He admitted, “Many think they can beat Juve, but in fact, no one has done it for eight years. We have to take one game at a time.”