Inter striker Romelu Lukaku discussed his arrival at Inter, time with Manchester United and the 2018 World Cup with Belgium whilst speaking to media outlet Bleacher Report earlier today, with his statements reported by Italian media outlet FcInterNews.

“A man on a mission. I didn’t realise it during the World Cup in Russia, I was a bit euphoric, we got to the semifinals and we’re talking about a small country with only 11 million inhabitants.

“The pain came a month later when I reviewed all the videos from the World Cup. That was difficult, because you think you really came close. And that only hit me afterwards.”

He revealed how his move to Inter was to help him push himself and his career.

“When I moved to Inter, I had all this energy inside me that had grown up in the meantime. And I was a man on a mission. I was like, okay, this is me, let’s go.”

The Belgian forward spoke about his experiences at Chelsea in 2011.

“Everything happened quickly there. I was only 18 years old, I had just finished high school three months earlier, I had graduated and suddenly I was already on the train to London.

“There I met Didier Drogba, he was doing physiotherapy. He told me immediately that I had to show him the ‘Blue’ character. From that day on we started talking every day for at least an hour, before training, after training.”

Finally, Lukaku discussed how the players in that Chelsea locker room helped him become the player that he is today.

“He, Anelka and every other player in that locker room showed me what it takes to become the person I am today. It wasn’t so much the coach as the players, they had a mentality that made them say ‘OK, let’s go win’. It was a great experience, I saw how they won the Champions League, the FA Cup and this has served me so far.”

Lukaku has made 35 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 2904 minutes. In that time, he has scored 23 goals and provided five assists, being a core part of coach Antonio Conte’s squad.

He has formed a formidable partnership with Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez, with the duo working well in both build up play and in the penalty area.