Romelu Lukaku Takes A Dig At Manchester United With Inter Milan Training Comparison
Romelu Lukaku has taken a sly dig at Manchester United by saying that he's now doing "real work" at Inter Milan.
The 26-year-old swapped England for Italy as he secured a £74 million transfer to Inter Milan.
Antonio Conte's already putting him through his paces and when discussing the Italian's training methods, he appeared to take a swipe at United as he suggested Inter's sessions are more grueling than those under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The difference between football in England and Italy? @RomeluLukaku9 has the answer... :flag_it: pic.twitter.com/Zyv5NFHiTq
- OTRO (@OTRO) August 13, 2019
"It's hard man," the Belgium striker said when asked about Inter's training sessions.
"It's different. In England, it's a lot of work. But over here, it's real work."
Lukaku added: "The city is nice. I don't mind, I didn't come here to live. I came here to help the team achieve something."
He also spoke about his diet: "Salad," he answered when asked about the food.
The salad diet appears to be working as Lukaku smashed in four goals on his Inter Milan debut. He scored four goals against Serie D side Virtus Bergamo in a pre-season friendly.
:video_camera: ' HIGHLIGHTS#Lukaku nets four in his first appearance for the Nerazzurri :soccer::soccer::soccer::soccer:
Watch the highlights from our 8-0 win against Virtus Bergamo :muscle:#ForzaInter :black_circle::large_blue_circle: pic.twitter.com/qOelXKFfVK
- Inter (@Inter_en) August 11, 2019
Lukaku completed his switch to Inter Milan on Deadline Day and he revealed last season that Serie A is a league he's always wanted to play in.
"When I left Chelsea I had the opportunity to go to Juventus," he said in April.
"I don't know why, but I didn't feel it. Something didn't convince me. The next day, Conte left Juventus.
"Serie A is a dream, it would really be a dream. I hope I can play there at some point, although right now I'm focused on United and finishing fourth.
"It was the UEFA Cup Final between Inter and Lazio [in 1998]. When I saw how Ronaldo rounded the goalkeeper I realised that if I wanted to become a professional, I would have to train very hard."
Inter Milan kick-off their new season against Leece on August 26.
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