Current Chelsea and former Inter striker Romelu Lukaku feels that playing in Serie A with the Nerazzurri was the fulfillment of a personal dream in his football career.
Speaking at the AIC Gran Gala del Calcio, as reported by FCInterNews, the 28-year-old spoke about how the entire Nerazzurri team won together when they brought home the Scudetto last season.
Lukaku was only at Inter for two seasons, but he accomplished a great deal in his time in Italy, helping the Nerazzurri to a second-place finish and a Europa League final in his first season before winning the Scudetto in his second.
The Belgian finished last season leading the league in combined goals and assists, underlining his importance to the Nerazzurri as they won their first Serie A title in nine years.
Lukaku left Inter to join Chelsea in a blockbuster sale during the summer transfer window, but the striker still feels very fond about his time with the Nerazzurri.
Receiving his award for footballer of the year at the event, the Belgian stated that “It’s truly an honour to have been voted best player and to have made it into last year’s Serie A Top XI.”
“I want to thank everyone who voted for me and especially thank my teammates because I think that without the team I would not have been able to do it,” he continued.
“We won together,” the striker reflected, “the coach was always next to us, as were the club and the fans. Playing in Serie A was a dream I had from an early age and I did everything I needed to do to win in Italy.”
He went on that “Finding yourself ahead of of Cristiano Ronaldo is something that doesn’t happen often, because for me he’s in the top three players in the history of football, a player who has really pushed me to another level.”
“This award gives me great confidence for the future,” Lukaku concluded.