Romelu Lukaku was pleased to see Inter claim a comeback win against Torino but he did make a surprising claim in the process.
Romelu Lukaku has claimed that Inter are not yet a ‘big team’ after they saw a brilliant comeback win against Torino at San Siro.
The Nerazzurri saw themselves two goals down after 62 minutes and it looked game over already. However, there was a brilliant comeback in the works.
A goal from Alexis Sanchez, a brace from Romelu Lukaku, and one more form Lautaro Martinez in the 90th minute saw Inter claim an unlikely victory after the full-time whistle.
Speaking after the game, the big Belgian claimed his side are still not a ‘big team’ despite the respect and perception they get all over Europe.
“Honestly, we are not a big team yet,” Lukaku said as quoted by Football-Italia.
“It’s not good to struggle as we did in the first 60 minutes, we played badly.”
“We played without anger, without desire to win. We woke up later and the most thing was to gain the three points.”
Lukaku is fondly seen as the focal point of the Inter set-up and that is no surprise given that he is their spearhead in the attack. In their victory against Torino, the 27-year-old had a hand in all four of his side’s goals.
He showed how important he can be even without scoring goals. Regardless, he claimed he is not the leader of the Inter squad.
“No, I am only a player who wants to help his teammates, I don’t like when people say I am a leader.”
“We have many important players who have been playing here for long time. I am only a 25-year-old guy who plays here and wants to do well, let’s hope we can win something but we must do more because today we didn’t play a good game.”
The victory will give Inter lots of confidence ahead of their big Champions League clash against Real Madrid on Wednesday.