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Lukaku willing to ‘fight to the death’ for Conte after Serie A success

Romelu Lukaku & Antonio Conte - Inter Milan
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The 27-year-old has been able to forge his status as one of the most lethal marksmen in the world under the Italian manager.

Romelu Lukaku is willing to “fight to the death” for Antonio Conte as he credits his manager for helping him improve his game.

Lukaku arrived at Inter Milan in the summer of 2019 on the back of a dull spell at Manchester United.

The Belgium international scored 34 goals in his first season at San Siro, matching the record set by Brazil legend Ronaldo of most goals scored in a debut season for Inter and proving that the club was right in splashing €70 million for him.

This season, his 21 goals and nine assists in the league have been crucial for the Nerazzurri for clinching their first Serie A crown in 11 years.

“I would fight to the death for him. I couldn’t join him at Chelsea, but I always said I would play for him the day I left Manchester United,” Lukaku told of Conte to La Tribune.

“Conte told me very directly: ‘If you don’t work in training you won’t play, it’s essential that you know how to play with your back to goal’.

“It’s important to meet people who tell you the absolute truth to help you improve.”