Romelu Lukaku wants to win with his current team International Milano in order to prove all his United critics wrong. He said in an interview, “This could be the team I need,”.
Sitting in a conference room in Porta Nuova, Milan’s emerging business district, he was making the case that Football Club Internazionale Milano was the ideal setting for the resurrection of his career. “There’s the love I have for this area,” he said. “The love that I have for Inter. And it was the perfect moment for me to leave England. I didn’t want to be there anymore.”
It’s not exactly coincidental that the club is counting on Lukaku, who spent the past two seasons struggling at Manchester United, to inspire its own revival. These are hard times for Inter, which won a Champions League trophy in 2010 to cap a five-year run of Serie A titles in 2010, but hasn’t finished higher than fourth since then. Worse than that, despite a steadfast fan base that continues to nearly fill San Siro, one of Europe’s largest stadiums, week after week, Inter has faded into international irrelevance. By winning each of the past eight scudetti and signing Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus is the Italian team that matters at the moment.
Is he on a mission that is impossible?