Romelu Lukaku claims he is thriving under Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte after scoring in the Serie A leaders’ 2-0 win against city rivals AC Milan on Saturday.
Second-half goals from Marcelo Brozovic and Lukaku were enough for the three points, and made it four wins from four at the start of the Serie A season for Inter.
Lukaku, who departed Manchester United in the summer for £72million after falling out of favour under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has now scored in all but one of Inter’s league games so far, and remarked after the game on how much he is enjoying playing under the new Inter manager.
‘My rapport with Conte is very strong, as he is a coach who really helps me,’ Lukaku told DAZN.
‘At the age of 26, I want a coach like this, who helps me every day and gives me motivation.
‘I am very happy to be here and to be working with him. This match is very important for us, but we have another very difficult game coming up against Lazio. We’re pleased with the three points.’
Despite a perfect run so far in Serie A, Inter needed a stoppage-time equaliser to save a point at home to Slavia Prague in the Champions League on Tuesday.
‘The game with Slavia Prague was difficult, but we prepared well for tonight and we gave a strong reply,’ Lukaku continued.
‘I don’t want to talk about the title now – we take it one game at a time.’
Conte himself encouraged Lukaku to continue his excellent start in front of goal.
‘He can give much more, certainly. I told him that too,’ said the Italian.
‘He is 26 years old and arrived here thanks to his potential. If we work with him properly, he can become extremely important.’
Inter are top of the Serie A table after four games, two points clear of Juventus.