Romelu Lukaku, a former Chelsea striker, claims that he struggled at the club last season because he wanted to exact “revenge” on the west London team.
When speaking candidly about his unsuccessful debut season at his parent club Chelsea last season, Lukaku said it was a trying time for him.
The Belgian international is back at Inter Milan on a one-year loan following his £97.5 million club record return to Chelsea.
During his two seasons with Inter, the former Manchester United star scored 64 goals and captured the Serie A championship in 2020–2021.
Speaking with DAZN (via Football Italia), Lukaku clarified what went wrong following his summer 2018 transfer to Chelsea.
The 29-year-old said, “I think before, when I left [Chelsea], I wanted to take revenge at Chelsea because when I was young, it was my team for eleven years. I had the opportunity to go back there and thought I would be a hero, but that was not the case. In March, when I heard there was an opportunity to come back here [Inter], I slowly didn’t say anything, but towards the end of the season, we did a very good job with the club. and I was able to come back here.”
Lukaku added: “I make reflections only at the end of the season. I saw that as a player with Inter, I did well; the season at Chelsea for me was difficult. I had no doubts; that is why I made the decision to come back here.”