Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku is looking forward to achieving more with the Serie A champions next term after returning to pre-season training on Monday.
The Belgian played his part as Inter ended their 11-year wait for the Serie A title whilst hampering Juventus’ quest for the title although they were not impressive in the UEFA Champions League and suffered a group stage exit from the competition.
“We hope to do well and achieve even more than last year,” Lukaku told Inter TV.
He scored 24 goals in the league last season and was only outscored by Cristiano Ronaldo who had 29 goals to his name. The 28-year-old has established himself as the focal point of Inter’s attack since joining them from Manchester United in a deal worth 80 million euros.
He was signed by Antonio Conte in 2019 and has scored 64 goals in 94 games since his arrival. However, Conte, with who he established a good relationship, called it quits with the club and has been replaced by former Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi who also coached Lukaku’s younger brother Jordan at Lazio.
“We had a good chat on the day that the club announced that he was going to be the new coach and we also spoke when I was at the Euros,” said Lukaku.
“My brother has also told me plenty about him. He’s a good coach. I think he’ll help the team achieve so much. We hope we can all work together to continue down the path that we’ve started.”
The Serie A was Lukaku’s first major title since the start of his professional career with Belgian outfit Anderlecht.
“I’m thrilled to be back,” he added.
“We hope to continue down the path that we’ve started and to keep winning.”