Former Inter Milan striker Diego Milito has lamented the way in which Romelu Lukaku departed the Nerazzurri over the summer. Milito also revealed that he sees some similarities between current Inter boss Simone Inzaghi and Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti because of their abilities with the squad.
Romelu Lukaku returned to Chelsea for his second spell with the club, after ten years, this summer after he joined the club back in 2011 in the wake of being touted as a future star at Anderlecht. However, the Belgian did not impress the slew of managers in charge of the London club then as he was loaned to West Brom and Everton, before eventually making a permanent switch to Goodison Park in 2014.
The 28-year-old then made a big-money move to Old Trafford in the summer of 2017 but his qualities were deemed to be expendable as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sold the attacker to Inter for €80 million. Antonio Conte then played a key role as Lukaku improved rapidly with 64 goals and 16 assists in 95 appearances while leading the Nerazzurri to Serie A glory last season. The Belgian striker has already made an impact since sealing his homecoming to Chelsea as he has scored four goals in four appearances so far for the London club.
Milito expressed his disappointment at the way Lukaku left the club after the Belgian promised to stay at Inter to challenge for the Scudetto again.
“There is one thing you should never do: make a promise you can't keep. A player like him, who has given so much, can decide to go elsewhere, but the fans are disappointed precisely because of those comments," Milito told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Argentine, also compared current Inter boss Simone Inzaghi to Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti as he likened their ability to take charge of and manage the dressing room of the squads. Milito also admitted that while Ancelotti brings a sense of calmness to the room which is something that Inzaghi has also done so far.
"Ancelotti gives a sense of calm and serenity. If he wins wherever he goes, it means something. I like Inzaghi a lot because of what he did at Lazio and the way he has started at Inter. He wants to implement his style of play with players similar to those of the past. I think he has one of Ancelotti's main traits: the ability to manage [the dressing room]," he added.