MILAN - Romelu Lukaku's numbers are hugely impressive. After the match against Torino, it’s clear that the two goals that tipped the match in favour of the Nerazzurri are more important than the statistics. But there is a fact that highlights just how important the Belgian centre-forward is for Inter: Lukaku has scored 30 goals in 43 league games whilst wearing a Nerazzurri shirt. In the era in which three points have been earned per victory, only two players have scored 30 goals with the Nerazzurri as quickly (Ronaldo in 41 games, Vieri in 43).
In his post-match interview, the Belgian forward, who was coming off a brace scored with his national team, had this to say to DAZN's microphones: "In the first hour, we played badly and we were in trouble. We lacked the fight and the ability to apply pressure. As a team, we’re still working on these things to be a great side. Then, we woke up, we won and now we can enjoy these three points.
"Am I a leader? No, I’m just a player who wants to help his teammates and his team. Here, there are many players who have been playing for this Club for a long time, I'm just one of the 25 guys that want to help the team to win something. I’m growing and trying to improve the things that I do less well at. I want to close the gap with the champions, since the champions are the ones who win the trophies. I work with a great coach and a great team.”
He smiled when speaking on his celebration with Lautaro: "That celebration was because Lautaro is learning how to play Call of Duty. Hakimi and I are teaching him a little bit and so we celebrated like that.”