Romelu Lukaku Has Actually Developed A World Class First Touch At Inter Milan
The Belgian striker has always been a prolific goalscorer but he seemed to lack the quality when on the ball during his time in the Premier League.
However, the 27-year-old turned on the style during Inter's clash with Atalanta and left three defenders in the dust.
Lukaku's first touch :ok_hand: pic.twitter.com/LnjckIXhHR
- InterCoppaItaliaVids (@CoppaVids) August 1, 2020
Lukaku expertly trapped the ball and managed to shimmy away from Papu Gomez and Marten de Roon while retaining possession under pressure.
Fans have reacted to the clip and they're shocked seeing Lukaku pull off this kind of trickery.
Man Utd fans criticised him for his first touch but at Inter he is the only apart from Sanchez with a good first touch.
- nitish rajoriya (@RajoriyaNitish) August 1, 2020
But i am being told that his first touch is the problem!?!?!?!?!?!?
Aight... The problem is your team management&co. @ManUtd pic.twitter.com/T0K4AXuSbR
- Levi (@Mightybrozo) August 1, 2020
And they said he doesn't have a good 1st touch
- LEGENDARY (@__Bigcris) August 2, 2020
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Daaaaaamn almost didnt recognize him
- Hareer_jr (@Hareer_jr) August 1, 2020
Lukaku's debut season in Italy has seen him score 23 goals in 36 games, meaning he finished third in the Capocannoniere race behind Cristiano Ronaldo and winner Ciro Immobile.
Inter defeated Atalanta 2-0 to finish second in Serie A, just one point behind champions Juventus.
Danilo D'Ambrosio netted inside the first minute and Ashley Young doubled their lead 20 minutes in.
It means that this season's Scudetto race will go down as the closest since 2002, but Inter boss Antonio Conte was quick to call out his board following the game.
"The team has heart and pride, the desire to show that the criticisms we received were not correct," he told Sky Sports at full-time.
"So there will be time for everybody to make the right evaluations, because it was a very intense year, especially for me personally. It was not easy.
"Neither my work nor the players' work was acknowledged, I found little protection from the club when making comparisons. If you want to reduce the gap with Juventus you have to be strong on the pitch but above all off it.
"We will have to talk to the president who is in China now. I don't like people jumping on the bandwagon now, we have to be there for the good times and bad and this has not happened at Inter. I understand that, if you are weak, it is hard to protect your team and coach."
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