Romelu Lukaku admitted that he did not expect Inter to be this far ahead of the chasing pack in mid-April.
spoke to 433 in an Instagram Live chat while his club are 11 points clear at the top of theSerie A
“I feel good, we are working really hard. There were lots of ups and downs last season, but there are a lot of young players in the squad, so I think taken another step forward. There are many games to go and we’re hungry to achieve our results.”
Lukaku then was asked whether he expected to be this far ahead of the chasing pack in mid-April.
“Honestly, no. I think Serie A is a really complicated league, you have to prepare for every single game and are always challenged. Every match is a different test. It all helps me become a better player, but it’s hard work.
“I think the defenders and goalkeeper are doing a great job, while we forwards also know that, if we don’t allow chances at the back, then sooner or later we’ll score a goal.
“Conte always says the striker is the first line of defense, so with Lautaro Martinez, Alexis Sanchez, and Andrea Pinamonti, we all try to block the opposition from building out from the back. We make life difficult for them.
“I think all four of our strikers are very generous and the whole team benefits from that.”
Although the striker is known for blowing past defenders with sheer power, he said that the club do not let him bench press weights and get too muscular.
“When I was 15 years old, I could bench press 100kg, but I’m not really allowed to since I came to Italy. The first day I arrived, I tried to go on the weights, and our fitness coaches gave me a bad look.
“Basically, the only thing I’m allowed to do in the gym is coordination exercises with these elastic bands around my waist to find stability.”
It is definitely a turning point for Inter as the club introduced a new logo and even changed their names to Inter Milano.
“It’s part of the modernization of Inter. I think last season we did really well and people had been waiting 10 years to see Inter at the top again. We reached the Europa League Final and I can’t wait to see this logo on the shirt next season.”