Lukaku hits back on Gary Neville critics by saying he should never have said he is unprofessional. More to this, the Belgium striker was also called “overweight” by the pundit on twitter.
The Belgium striker left Old Trafford this summer and joined Inter Milan for £74m on a five-year deal.
Lukaku responded, “don’t question my professionalism, I live for this game. I am at home all the time. I try to do everything to improve.”
During his interview, Lukaku spoke of seeing his Inter move as a blessing but being “grateful” to United. He also called Antonio Conte, the “best manager in the world” and is happy working under him.
Former Chelsea, West Brom and United striker, Lukaku said, “Neville can talk about my fitness but he should never say anything about my professionalism, that I do not work hard enough. That is something he cannot say. All the coaches I have had say the same about me.”\
“Last year was just a bad year. It happens in football. You just have to move on. I am not going to sit here and react negatively.”
“We are grown, men. He is a pundit. He gets paid to say this kind of stuff. I am paid to play football. I just want to do my best for Inter Milan. That’s it.”
“I believe Sanchez will do well for us”
“it is a good move for Sanchez. He played in this league before. The people here know him. In the Premier League, he did well when he was at Arsenal.”
“he has had a difficult time at United. Joining me is a good move, in a good dressing room, where the manager wants winners who can help the team. He is going to be part of that.”
“Sanchez will add a lot of competition to the squad we have. Now it is up to him to show it. I believe he is going to do well for us. We are here to help him out. Hopefully, he can add that little spark to our team.”
Conte “is a nice man”
Lukaku joined former Juventus and Chelsea coach, Conte in Milan having called him “the best manager in the World.”
“He missed out on me when he was at Juventus and Chelsea. But now, it was the right timing and the right circumstances for me.”
“I wanted to discover something else. A new challenge and play for a club that is hungry and ambitious to do the right things, with the right manager we have right now.”
“Outside that, he (Conte) is a nice man. Somebody motivating when you are doing such hard work in the pitch. It is quite good and everybody is working hard.”