This is what we can call a return with great fanfare.
After a complicated year at Chelsea (eight goals in 26 Premier League games), Romelu Lukaku returned to Inter, where he was crowned Italian champion in 2021, on loan to find colors.
And it only took him a minute and 30 seconds to find his way to the goal.
Against Lecce (2-1) on the first day of Serie A, the Belgian gunner took advantage of a good header from Matteo Darmian to open the scoring (2-1) after 90 seconds of play.
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SOUNDING RETURN FOR LUKAKU!!!
💪 The Belgian scores after 1 min 20 of play to celebrate his return to Italian lawns!
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A performance and a flash goal hailed by his new coach, Simone Inzaghi.
“I'm happy, he is very involved.
He came back with great desire and availability.
His physical condition is good.
Like all the other players, she can improve, but he works hard.
He is someone who trains others and he will score a lot of goals, ”enthused the Italian technician at the microphone of DAZN.
Same story on the side of his new teammate Denzel Dumfries, author of the winning goal in added time (90th + 5).
“Everyone is happy that he came back, we all saw his qualities tonight (Saturday).
It's important for us to have players of this quality,” the Dutchman said of the Belgian.