Romelu Lukaku And Marcelo Brozovic Had To Be Separated In Dressing Room Argument
Romelu Lukaku and Inter teammate Marcelo Brozovic had to be separated by Alexis Sanchez after the two players had an argument following Inter's draw with Slavia Prague.
On Tuesday evening Inter started their Champions League campaign with a disappointing draw with Prague, thanks to a late equaliser from Nicolo Barella.
According to the Daily Mail discussions in the dressing room after the match, which started quite calm, ended up with harsh words between Lukaku and Brozovic and Sanchez having to get between the two.
The issues surround the striker being annoyed and criticising his teammates for not being able to follow Antonio Conte's tactics on the pitch.
Lukaku is said to have criticised midfielder Brozovic for giving the ball away the ball too much during the 1-1 draw on Tuesday and the Croatian clearly didn't take it well.
The paper say that the midfielder responded by pointing out a miss by the forward before Alexis Sanchez stepped in to defend his friend and calm the situation, with Samir Handanovic doing similar for Brozovic.
Conte, who was desperate to sign Lukaku in the summer, is said to be annoyed at the whole situation and is considering dropping Brozovic for the weekend.
There is little chance that the former Manchester United striker will be made to sit out instead with the new manager making Lukaku his number one target in the summer, before eventually signing him.
This weekend Conte, £73 million signing Lukaku, Brozovic and the rest of the side face AC Milan in the first Milan derby of the season.
The Nerazzurri certainly go into the game in the best shape with the draw against Slavia their first dropped points of the season so far.
In Serie A they have won their opening three games, 4-0 against Lecce, 2-1 against Cagliari and 1-0 against Udinese, to sit top of the table.
Milan have won two of their three games, beating Brescia and Verona 1-0 in their previous two games, but lost to Udinese on the opening weekend of the Italian season.
Lukaku has scored twice in his opening three league games but off the pitch he's had to deal with issues of racism with Cagliari fans making monkey noises, Inter Ultras defending them and an Italian pundit also directing racist comments at him.