Sat 27 March 2021 | 11:46

Klinsmann: Lukaku is one of the top five centre-forwards in Europe

Former Nerazzurri forward praises the Beligian striker for his physicality and determination.

Romelu Lukaku

has been a key player for


in their march toward the Scudetto in the current Serie A season. The Belgian striker has scored 19 goals in his 26 league appearances for the Nerazzurri as they lead the table with a six-point clearance.

Jurgen Klinsmann

believes the 27-year-old has established himself as a leader in Inter’s squad.

“I say this as a forward: today Romelu Lukaku is among the top five centre-forwards in Europe.”

He told

La Gazzetta dello Sport


“He doesn’t have God’s gift of Lionel Messi’s technique, but he gives everything over 90 minutes with running, physicality, grit and determination.

“In a team, there are those who give and those who take. Lukaku gives. He’s a leader, he marches on and creates the spaces for Lautaro Martinez, so the Argentine always knows where the ball will end up.

“They have a very similar rapport to the one I had with Aldo Serena, they know each other perfectly.”

Lukaku is seven goals behind

Cristiano Ronaldo

in their race for the Capocannoniere as the Portuguese superstar eyes the first Serie A top scorer prize of his career.

source: SportMob

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