In a long interview also reported by Corriere dello Sport , Belgium coach Roberto Martinez spoke of Romelu Lukaku, who returned smiling and decisive for Inter after the difficult months spent at Manchester United. Martinez, what was your first reaction when you heard that Lukaku's transfer to Inter was official? I was happy for him. I would say that his move to Inter is helping him to feel even more at ease. The feeling with a great coach like Antonio Conte seems clear to me and the role of Romelu's driver is enhanced by the context. For Belgium, from a European perspective, this is great news. With you Lukaku scored 52 goals and is the best scorer of all time, but some say he is not yet a leader. Is this the last step you need to take? Well, I say that in the clubs and in the national team it makes no difference to him and he does what he has always done: he scores and makes his teammates score. At Inter everyone, from fans to comrades, celebrates him for his numbers. Did he expect it to impose itself so fast? Romelu is an essential player, selfless and very precious for the team. His performance in Serie A and in the Champions League is certainly not surprising to us who know him well. I think it was a good choice for him to go to the Italian championship. At United, especially in the last 6 months, it was not good, but now he is back in the middle of a project and is happy.
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