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Romelu Lukaku makes a confession about Chelsea return

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The Belgian has re-joined Inter on a season-long loan after a difficult year back at Chelsea.

Romelu Lukaku has described his decision to leave Inter Milan for a second spell at Chelsea last summer as a ‘mistake’.

The 29-year-old striker  has re-joined Inter on a season-long loan, almost a year after leaving the club for Chelsea in a €115 million deal, hoping to recapture his best form at San Siro.

Lukaku endured a frustrating return to Chelsea. Despite a bright start,  his form soon tailed off. He finished last season with eight goals in 26 Premier League games and struggled to hold down a starting spot.

Lukaku says leaving Inter was a mistake

During the club’s latest kit launch, Lukaku was asked what the toughest challenge of his career has been.

“The one right now,” he replied. “You know, I left, it was a mistake.

“What we do in the locker room and on the pitch, the relationships we have with each other, that’s really important… it’s also right for people to see that our team is really united.

“Inter have given me the opportunity to play at a higher level in my career. I am really happy to wear this jersey, we hope to continue to grow like in the past years. We have to continue like this if we want to reach the goal.”

 What is his record at Inter?

In 95 appearances during a two-year spell, Lukaku supplied 64 goals and 16 assists for Inter. He helped the club end an 11-year wait for Serie A glory and reach the Europa League final.

The attacker made himself a fan favorite, but Inter’s financial problems, aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic, saw the Nerazzurri implement cost-cutting measures and sell him to Chelsea.