Legendary former Inter Milan defender Beppe Bergomi feels that coach Simone Inzaghi put his trust in striker Romelu Lukaku.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInterNews, Bergomi also revealed that Inzaghi had once told him that the Belgian was the best player he’d ever worked with.

A summer of upheaval is coming to an end for Lukaku.

The 30-year-old is joining Roma, arriving on a one-season loan from Chelsea.

It is hardly as simple as that though. Lukaku had long looked as though he would be making the move back to Inter on a permanent basis.

However, the relationship between the striker and the Nerazzurri broke down last month. This was the result of Lukaku’s negotiations with Juventus during the summer.

Reportedly, Inter’s directors were furious with Lukaku, abruptly pulling the plug on his move in an angry phone call.

Meanwhile, the Belgian’s antics reportedly baffled and alienated his teammates.

And Inter fans naturally did not react well to what they saw as a betrayal by Lukaku.

But one man whose name didn’t come up often in the reports about Lukaku’s situation was Inter coach Inzaghi.

According to Bergomi, however, the coach had always had a lot of trust in the striker.

Inter Legend Bergomi Says Inzaghi Always Trusted Lukaku

According to Bergomi, the former defender said that “I know Simone personally. And he always trusted Lukaku.”

“I remember after his first preseason training retreat in his first summer in charge, he told me that he’d never worked with a player as good as Lukaku before,” the former defender added.

Bergomi gave the view that “Last season the coach made the right decisions.”

“How can you leave out Dzeko when he had been dragging the team through the season? And then he was decisive in the Champions League derbies.”

“There needs to be gratitude,” Bergomi said.

“And then Lukaku got fit, and he also had his chances.”