Romelu Lukaku Flying At Inter Thanks To Nerazzurri Nutritionist Matteo Pincella, Italian Media Explain

March 24, 2021 22:30
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Romelu Lukaku owes his spectacular form at Inter in large part to the club’s nutritionist, according to a report in the Italian media.

Gazzetta dello Sport‘s online edition said Matteo Pincella had transformed the Nerazzurri players’ diets since arriving with Antonio Conte and fitness coach Antonio Pintus.

Lukaku brought several bad eating habits from Manchester United, such as pasta with carbonara cream sauce and even Hawaiian pizzas (pizza with pineapple).

As the Belgian revealed in a club podcast earlier this month, he now eats lots of salad for lunch as well as chicken breast and shirataki pasta.

Lukaku’s new diet has made the 27-year-old feel physically and mentally stronger than ever before, in his own words, and it is mostly thanks to Pincella’s attention to detail.

Conte always takes meticulous care of what his players eat, in a bid to improve their form and reduce the risk of injury.

Pincella has created an individual diet for each player based on their specific characteristics, sending everyone personalised meals throughout the first COVID-19 lockdown last year.

By Will Beckman