Inter striker Romelu Lukaku has had a strong effect on the whole Nerazzurri team and their game plan, according to a report from today’s paper edition of the Milano based newspaper Corriere della Sera.
The report details how the 26-year-old Belgian forward has matched the effect that five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo had on Juventus last season – goals, charisma, optimism and hard work. Not only has Lukaku scored nine goals in 11 league games so far this season, but his hold up play and consistent work rate push the whole Nerazzurri squad forward and drive the team to victories even in games that they are not playing well in.
Furthermore, the report adds, the former Manchester United striker’s differences to former Inter striker Mauro Icardi works well for Inter. Whilst Icardi was more of a poacher who could score wonder goals, Lukaku’s more simple goals and higher involvement in the build-up play has given Inter more flexibility in the attacking department.