The opening goal was the right image of Lukaku under coach Antonio Conte with a standard situation of pressure, like “ironing” the opponent’s defender Ruan Tressoldi and then launching a cannon shot outside the box to knock Consigli, the goalkeeper. always catch the ecstasy whenever confronting Inter. That is the standard image of a strong striker that every coach wants to have in the squad.
Then it was Lukaku who closed the 4-2 victory with a decisive cross in the 89th minute after Marcelo Brozovic’s assist.
“I am very happy that Inter won all three points. This is an important victory for Inter because every time they play at home against Sassuolo, they always give us a lot of trouble,” Lukaku told Sky Sport Italia.
“Coach Simeone Inzaghi said that this is the decisive match for the Top 4 race. Inter are in good form, won many recent matches and we are still fighting.”
This is Inter’s 7th consecutive victory on all fronts, just a few days after they beat Milan 2-0 in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final, to help the Nerazzurri overcome Lazio to take 3rd place in the table. Serie A and they are full of opportunities to continue to participate in the most prestigious tournament on the continent next season.
“Inter still have a chance to win two more titles this season, on Tuesday night we will have a tough game against the team that won the Scudetto last season. But Inter are playing at home and will play well to win the right to the Champions League final.”
When asked with his current good form, Lukaku wants to start in the match against Milan in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final: “Of course, everyone wants to start, but the coach is the one who decides. And like I said, the most important thing is that Inter and I want to give our all for the team.”
The Belgian striker is still on the payroll of Chelsea at this time, and sporting director Beppe Marotta sees his chances of staying at Inter next season as “six out of 10”, despite Mauricio Pochettino has just been confirmed to lead Chelsea, and will give Lukaku a chance at Stamford Bridge again.
No one has been better than Lukaku in the last 3 months
Lukaku has scored 11 goals in Serie A since the beginning of February (7 goals, 4 assists), the most in this playground, surpassing both Lautaro Martinez and Victor Osimhen. However, in the important matches of Inter, coach Simeone Inzaghi still believes in Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez for the two highest positions in the attack in the preferred 3-5-2 scheme.