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Romelu Lukaku Appears To Scream At Zlatan Ibrahimovic After Scoring In Milan Derby

Romelu Lukaku Appears To Scream At Zlatan Ibrahimovic After Scoring In Milan Derby


Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare

In October last year, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was very clear about his status in Italy. "Milan never had a king," he said. "They have a God."

Never lacking confidence about his own ability, Ibrahimovic certainly backs up his claims most of the time but today's eagerly-anticipated Milan Derby was different. The Swede was made to eat his words by a man in the form of his life.

Romelu Lukaku played a pivotal part in Inter Milan's 3-0 win against AC at the San Siro on Sunday afternoon and, after providing Lautaro Martinez with an assist for their opening goal of the game, he topped off a fine performance with a finish of the very highest quality.

Lukaku was certainly animated in his celebrations after netting Inter's third. He ran over to the corner flag, pointed to his chest and shouted ""Dio, diooo!" in relation to his infamous bust-up with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Remember that one?

Twitter user and journalist Emanuel Roşu has since dissected the clip with a rough translation.

"I listened again and again. Can be "Io", which translates as "me", could be "Dio", which translates as God. Obviously addressed to Zlatan either way.

"Zlatan previously said he is the "God" of Milan, so any of the two above would make sense."

Back in January, Ibrahimovic and Lukaku were far from pleasant about each other, with the latter appearing to call his former teammate "a son of a b***h."

The Belgian forward could also be heard saying "f**k you and your wife" towards Ibrahimovic after they butted heads and exchanged insults in the Coppa Italia quarter final tie.

Tensions reached boiling point at the San Siro as the Swede taunted his former Manchester United teammate, but this certainly isn't the first time Zlatan has 'stirred the pot' when it comes to his relationship with Lukaku.

The former Barcelona forward once claimed that the Belgian international 'lacks technique' and has a poor first touch.

In fact, Ibrahimovic revealed that he once offered to help Lukaku with his form and technique in the form of a bet during their time at Old Trafford.

The 27-year old striker, however, declined to take him up on the offer.

"I will say this on Romelu: don't expect good technique from Lukaku", Zlatan told Gazzetta dello Sport. "His best strength is sheer power. If only he'd listened to me...

"At Manchester United, we made a bet: 'I'll give you £50 for every decent first touch you make.'

"He replied: 'What do I win if I get them all right?'

"I told him nothing, he would simply become a better player. For the record, he never accepted the bet! Perhaps he was afraid of losing.

"Joking aside, Lukaku has this mad hunger to prove himself to the world and I'm sure he will do well at Inter too."

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Topics: Football, Serie A, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Romelu Lukaku, AC Milan, Inter Milan