Inter striker Romelu Lukaku’s goals have contributed more points to his club than any other striker in Italy, according to a report from today’s paper edition of the Rome based newspaper Corriere dello Sport.
The report details how Lukaku’s nine goals in 12 league appearances have guaranteed 11 points out of 31 for Inter so far this season, the highest in Italy. Behind him is Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who has gifted the Bianconeri eight points with his five goals, with Lazio forward Joaquin Correa in third, gifting the Biancocelesti seven points with his six goals.
Only Lazio striker Ciro Immobile has scored more than Lukaku in the league this season, the report continues, showing the strong working relationship of the former Manchester United forward with his new coach, Antonio Conte. The 50-year-old Italian wanted Lukaku at all costs due to his characteristics, notably his build-up play and his strength in the box.
Furthermore, Lukaku was most prolific between the second and third international breaks, the report highlights. The 26-year-old Belgian scored six goals in only five games, with Inter picking up 17 out of 18 points available, showing the striker’s importance to the Nerazzurri.