Former Lazio midfielder Marco Parolo hit out at Inter duo Denzel Dumfries and Romelu Lukaku after their performances in the 2-2 draw against Monza yesterday evening.

Dumfries was at fault as Luca Caldirola snatched a stoppage time equaliser at the U-Power Stadium in Serie A, whilst Lukaku came on as a substitute but endured a difficult night in which he struggled to make any kind of impact.

Appearing on Italian television broadcaster DAZN yesterday, and as reported by, Parolo criticised Dumfries and suggested that he may have been thinking about his future away from Inter, amidst rumours of interest in him from Chelsea.

“This result can weigh heavily in a season, two points thrown away by Inter due to attitude in the second half,” the ex-Italy international said of the Nerazzurri’s overall display.

“Inter went down a lot, they hit the post but it was an impromptu chance, Monza crushed Inter in their half, Inter lacked the nastiness to bring home the result.

“Dumfries? I saw him light in the final minutes, maybe the market rumours didn’t do him any good and he was a bit distracted.”

Parolo then went on to criticise striker Lukaku and suggested that his poor form was more than just down to his fitness, and could come from a disappointing season at Chelsea last year.

“It may be that he has some doubts after his year at Chelsea. Inter do well without him, Lautaro has taken his role, Dzeko shows him in his face what he cannot do. Lukaku’s pride must also come out, there’s more to it than physical condition,” the 37-year-old claimed.

Parolo joined Lazio from Parma in 2014 and made 265 appearances for the Aquile, before retiring from football in 2021.