Thu 23 February 2023 | 11:16

Henry praises Inter hero Lukaku for being ‘fitter and slimmer’

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, who was Belgium’s assistant, thinks Romelu Lukaku is a lot fitter.

Thierry Henry admits that Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku is fitter than before. The Arsenal legend was an ex-Belgium assistant, so he has first-hand experience from managing the Belgian.

Lukaku came on in the second half to score the winning goal against


in the Champions League. However, before the match, Inter CEO Marotta questioned his fitness, saying that “he is not there”.

"I am so happy for Rom,"

Henry said on CBS Sports

. "He looks fitter, he looks slimmer, he wants it.

"I think he was disappointed that he didn't start. The only answer you can give is on the field, and he did that.

"Great header. The ball goes inside, great cross, that's what you do. You come on the field and try to make an impact to make sure you can ask your coach questions – 'next time am I going to be in the starting line-up?'"

The Belgian striker moved back to Chelsea from


last season but the move didn’t pan out at all for either side. He is now back on loan at Inter and may want to make his loan stay permanent. Speaking about Lukaku’s decision to go to Chelsea, Henry said: "

We had a discussion when he went to Chelsea, and I told him he's going to find it difficult to play at Chelsea," 

"That happened to be the case, because of the way [Thomas] Tuchel liked to play.

"Pressing, you're the nine, I'm the nine, I'm the winger, you're the winger, you have to change. Rom likes to stay where he is. Feed him, play him in early, and he'll try to bully you.

"He was a different type of nine to what Tuchel wanted. Is he going to fit what [Graham] Potter's trying to do? They're struggling enough.

"And what does he want to do? I don't think he wants to go back. That's the main thing. He wants to stay at Inter."



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