Italian journalist Marco Bucciantini has stressed that Romelu Lukaku made Inter the champions of Italy when he was working under Antonio Conte, according to a report in the Italian broadcast media.

Speaking whilst in the Sky Sports 24 studios, via FCInter1908, Marco Bucciantini decided to focus on the fact that Romelu Lukaku was a key part of why Inter were the champions recently and he was absent from the 3-2 defeat against the Rossoneri on Saturday night.

He also mentioned AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic as a player that is of major influence in this fixture who is not currently fit to play.

“With Conte he created an axis and a way for Inter to become Italian champions. He and Ibra were decisive in getting Inter and Milan to this point.”

Romelu Lukaku is suffering form a thigh injury and could be out for a few more of Inter’s games.

Marco Bucciantini also talked about the first hour of the game as being the most important in the match.

“We look at the formations, but it is important to see what will happen after the first hour: in the officials I also see that, in the heads of the coaches there is another match prepared.”