33 minutes, Inter held up the ball on the left wing. Mateo Darmian passes it to Romelu Lukaku. However, the striker born in 1993 had a first-step block that sent the ball straight to the edge.
The camera immediately turned to Napoli’s technical area, where Giovanni Simeone and some of the visitors’ substitutes pointed at the pitch and giggled. As a striker, Simeone knew it was a bad tackle.
After returning from the 2022 World Cup, Lukaku was given the opportunity to start by coach Simone Inzaghi in an important match against the leading opponent of the Napoli table. “Big Rom” did not leave much of an impression and was withdrawn from the 64th minute to make room for Lautaro Martinez. “El Toro” also disappoints with a lot of awkward handling.
On the day Lukaku and Martinez played poorly, Edin Dzeko spoke out to help Inter beat Napoli 1-0, thereby fueling the Serie A championship race. Napoli lost the first match of the season. The gap between coach Luciano Spalletti and the team behind is only 5 points.
Back with Lukaku, he received many expectations when he returned to Inter from Chelsea. But so far, this player has only scored 1 goal, accompanied by a long absence due to injury.
In the latest speech, Lukaku wishes to continue to stick with Inter. He said he will work with the owner club Giuseppe Meazza with “The Blues” to find a common voice soon. The contract between the former MU player and Chelsea is valid until 2026.
Tuan Nguyen | 06:47 January 6, 2023