Post his move to Inter Milan from Manchester United, a fresh Romelu Lukaku, has got everybody in the Milan camp and the national team excited and pumped up. Even Roberto Martinez is excited that Lukaku is back in the squad for Belgium’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Scotland.
Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has stated that this is, in fact, the first time in a long time that he has spotted Lukaku “free and happy”. He extended his support and backed him to do well for both his club and country.
Notably, Lukaku had earlier become Inter Milan’s most expensive signing as he switched camps from Manchester United for a reported fee of €80million in the month of August.
The Belgian International who enjoyed a couple of seasons at United post his exit from Everton has already scored a couple of goals in his first two matches for the Serie A giants Inter Milan.
Talking about Monday’s Euro 2020 qualifying match against the Scotland team, Martinez was all in praise for his winger Romelu Lukaku.
“This is the first time I have seen him free and happy. Going back to many camps I have not seen Rom so focused, so happy, so refreshed by the new challenge,” Martinez was quoted as saying by Fox Sports Asia.
“I think he is now ready to face one of the biggest footballing chapters in his career with the Inter Milan move. And he is very driven to be as good as he can for the national team, so I have been very impressed with his happiness and the way he is looking forward to the football ahead,” he added.
“Romelu is one of the modern footballers in that he was born with the attention, with the media following him at the age of 16 in Belgium – he had media crews following him around seeing what he was doing.
“He was in a team with expectations to win at Anderlecht with Champions League participation [on top of that], he said.
“Then he had a big transfer to Chelsea. As you know he had his time at West Brom, then a big transfer fee to Everton, another big transfer fee to Manchester United and now to Inter.
Romelu does not get affected, he is one of the most driven boys you are going to see. His life is football, he just lives to score goals and to be effective for the national team and at club level,” he concluded.