Conte thrilled with bargain buy Lukaku after first goal for Inter

Date published: Tuesday 27th August 2019 10:29

Antonio Conte says new frontman Romelu Lukaku was a bargain and believes he will only get better once settling in to life at the San Siro.

Lukaku arrived from Man Utd this summer and scored his first goal for Inter as he played the full 90 minutes in a comfortable 4-0 win over Lecce on Monday night.

After the game, Conte said: “Let’s not forget Lukaku cost €65million to be paid over five years, so when people talk about big money spent, it wasn’t even that much.

“Tonight, Lukaku showed why we tried so hard to sign him.”

“Let’s not forget he is only 26, he’s got a potential we can work on a lot; I believe that despite the fact he arrived late, we tried to work and he made himself available with great effort,” Conte stated.

“Today already Romelu showed what kind of a player he is. And why the club insisted on getting this kind of player. But I am very happy, I knew him as a player, but from a human perspective, I didn’t know him. It was a pleasing discovery.

“He really integrated into the team with humility, he made himself available to the team-mates, and everybody loves him.

“He’s just 26, has margins for improvement, he’s got to work.

“He must take advantage even more of the skills he has, because in my opinion he’s got skills that he hasn’t shown yet, he hasn’t shown everything yet, in his football career.”

 

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