Antonio Conte has praised Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi after his team’s victory against Bologna.
’s gap with League leaders
fell to two points after
’s team managed to achieve a 3-1 victory over Bologna.Romelu Lukaku
scored the game’s first goal in the 16th minute before former Real Madrid playerAchraf Hakimi
strike the second goal.Bologna
managed to find compensation for one of the goals in the 67th minute but Hakimi’s second goal secured the win for Antonio Conte and his team. In a post-match interview with
, Conte has spoken about Lukaku and his current form.
"I believe he can still get stronger,
"I described him as a rough diamond when he arrived and felt that work would help him become one of the best strikers in the world.
"He is on the right track, as he has everything, the physicality of a centre-forward, but also the pace and power of an American Football quarterback.
"He is doing well, has understood what needs to be done, is humble and works for the team. I am very happy with him."
Asked about Achraf Hakimi as one of the club’s summer signings, Conte responded:
"This lad is 20 years old and had just two seasons at Dortmund, where they play a much less tactical style of football. Haki is working hard, he has realised the difference between playing in Italy and Germany, where the opponents don't study you as much, where they don't identify your characteristics as precisely,
"I think he is in the right team and with the right coach to become one of the best in the world in his role. It will require a lot of work, but I'm very happy, because this type of performance will boost his confidence, whereas errors in the past might've dented his self-belief.
"He needs a balance, it's going to be a process and I am glad he got this personal satisfaction of a brace."