Inter striker Romelu Lukaku was left in floods of tears when awarded Scudetto and pledged the trophy to his late grandfather.
The Belgian international netted the final goal of the Nerazzurri’s 5-1 win overUdinese
at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza as Inter concluded their campaign in style, having sealed a first league title since 2010.
In an interview with Italian television broadcaster DAZN after the match,
told about the steps his side made to win the Scudetto.
“This year was wonderful for us, because we worked so hard to win this Scudetto. Last season he came really close, but this year we played well, were physically strong, we all made a big step forward,” said Lukaku.
“I am truly proud to play for this team.”
Lukaku secured his first league title since he was a youngster atAnderlecht
, he was unable to hide his emotions during the trophy ceremony following the game.
“I didn’t want to cry today, but the emotion was just too strong. This photo is of my grandmother and my grandfather, and I thought of them. When my grandfather died in 2005, I promised him I would win at least something in my career. I did that today and I am truly happy.”
Can this be the start of a new cycle of success for Inter?
“I hope it can be the start. Now I’ll go to the Euros with my country, then when we all return, we’ve got to be even stronger than before.”