Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku feels that regardless of whether he starts or not against AC Milan, the team are the most important thing.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia after his match-winning performance against Sassuolo in Serie A, via FCInterNews, the Belgian stressed the team above all else when asked whether he wants to start against AC Milan.

Lukaku’s performance against Sassuolo this evening could certainly be interpreted as a big statement.

On his thirtieth birthday, the striker proved to be the difference between the two sides.

The Belgian’s holdup play was vintage Romelu Lukaku. And, most importantly of all, Lukaku scored twice to give the Nerazzurri a 4-2 win.

In the first leg of the Champions League semifinal tie against the Rossoneri, Edin Dzeko started. The Bosnian former Roma and Manchester City man put in a decisive display of his own.

However, there could be real competition for a starting spot in attack in the second leg.

Romelu Lukaku Makes It Clear – Inter Milan Above All Else

For his part, Lukaku doesn’t find whether or not he starts to be the most important thing. For the 30-year-old, all that really matters is the team.

Asked if he’d like to start on Tuesday, Lukaku replied “As much as anyone would.”

“But Inter is more important, and when the coach needs me I’m there,” he added.

Of taking three points against Sassuolo, Lukaku said that “I’m happy at having won an important match, given that Sassuolo always give us trouble here at San Siro.”

“The coach made clear that this was ‘match-point’ to us. We’re playing well and we have to keep going like this,” Lukaku added.

Of the team’s form, Lukaku said that “For me, it’s always possible to improve. We’re doing well, sure, everyone is making their contribution. But we have to keep going like this.

“We can still win two trophies,” the striker added.

“We have a difficult match on the way on Tuesday, but we’re playing at home and we’ll be ready for it.”