Legendary former Bayern Munich and Fiorentina striker Luca Toni feels that Romelu Lukaku should’ve done better against Inter Milan, even with limited service.
Toni criticized the Roma striker’s display speaking to Italian broadcaster Supertele, via FCInterNews.
Lukaku’s return to the San Siro was the big story ahead of Sunday’s match between Inter and Roma.
If the Belgian had put in a decisive performance, there’s no doubt what the narrative would’ve become. It would have been about Lukaku coming back to haunt the Nerazzurri.
But that’s certainly not what ended up happening.
On the contrary, it was Lukaku who ended up looking like his former side were haunting him just days before Halloween.
Part of this undoubtedly had to do with Roma’s team performance as a whole.
The Giallorossi had perhaps their toughest match of the season so far against a formidable Inter team.
Therefore, Lukaku’s teammates struggled to get the ball to him. Whether to his feet or his head, whether from midfield or wide areas.
But at the same time, Lukaku did get at least some opportunities to involved himself in the match. And he all but passed them up.
Moreover, it is not as thought the 30-year-old former Manchester United, Chelsea, and Everton striker made himself much of an outlet.
Luca Toni Criticizes Romelu Lukaku For Performance Vs Inter
Former Italian international and 2006 World Cup winner Toni gave his thoughts on Lukaku’s performance.
“The service he got was poor, and Roma did very little in attack,” Toni noted.
“But from Lukaku, you expect that even with balls that aren’t great, he can turn them into something.”
“He could have done better with some of those balls,” the former striker argued.
“He’s the one player in this Roma team who can do something more.”
“They were difficult balls to control,” Toni said. “But you still expect someone like him to hold some of them up.”