Inter striker Romelu Lukako has said he knew they would secure Scudetto when they beat Atalanta at San Siro.
won the club’s first league title since 2010 this season, endingJuventus
’ nine-year reign at the top.
The Nerazzurri won decisive matches during the second half of the season, but
thinks the victory over
Gian Piero Gasperini
’s side was the key to their success.
“The games against Milan, Atalanta, and Lazio were still waiting for us. Compared to last year, we have won more direct clashes,”
Lukaku told DAZN
“We have shown that we are stronger. After the win against Atalanta, I said to myself: ‘OK, we are really there for the Scudetto’.”
The Belgian striker had no doubt that his side would beatMilan
in the Derby della Madonnina.
“During the week of preparation for the derby, we trained at a very high level.
I joked with Lautaro:
‘We can’t lose this match, it’s impossible’.”
Lukaku then continued to praise
, and midfielder
“When I saw him for the first time, his father was with him,”
“I told him that within two years we would win some trophies together.
“We work for the team, if I realize that he’s in a better position, I always search for him.”
“Hakimi has integrated very well,”
“Now, he’s very important.
“Barella is the voice of the team. Every team needs players ready to go to war and we have so many of them.”