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Romelu Lukaku ridicules Chelsea, says there are three top clubs in the world.

Romelu Lukaku who joined Chelsea from Inter Milan with a club record fee of £97.5m has been subject of headlines after his interview with Skysports.

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Speaking to Matteo Barzaghi, the former Everton striker spoke about his time at Inter Milan, why he moved away and how he is adapting with life at Chelsea.

“When I was at Inter, at the end of the first year, I turned down an offer from Manchester City which was higher than Chelsea’s this summer

“I did it because it had only been a year, it wasn’t the right time to leave and I didn’t want to. I wanted to do something good for Inter, because I have to say that Inter saved my career to some extent”

 

The Belgian striker who took a slight dig at Manchester united and his time there said

“I was in a deep hole at Manchester United, things weren’t going well. I was a big investment for Inter but we did great things together.”

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Lukaku who also confirmed how tough it was to leave Inter Milan and the fact that he wasn’t offered a new contract.

“So the second year after we won the Scudetto, I went to speak with club chiefs and asked for a new contract. I did it because I told myself I’m 28 years old, my family feels great in Milan, I still have my flat there, my mother and my son could come and live there and we would all feel comfortable.

“But they didn’t want to extend my contract, the possibility wasn’t there. It was tough for me to accept, because in my head I told myself that I would be able to do a few more years in Milan.” He added.

Lukaku also added

“In my opinion, there are three absolute top teams in football – Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Every player dreams of playing for one of these teams one day. So I thought if I ever had that possibility, I would sign a new contract with Inter and then go there.”

“The fact that they didn’t try to make me sign a new contract bothered me a bit, it hurt me even. If Inter offered me a new contract, I would have stayed 100 per cent. That goes without saying.

“Also the fact that I hadn’t won anything in England in eight years there bothered me a lot. So it was hard to turn down the chance to come back here with the team I have supported since I was a child”.

Speaking about his relationship with Antonio Conte who brought him to Inter Milan and how the Italian helped him develop as a player, he added

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“I speak regularly with Conte, not just about football but life in general,” Lukaku said.

“It hurt me when he left Inter, it was one of the toughest moments for me but I didn’t leave because of him. I knew that we could still win things at Inter with Inzaghi.

“I think Conte at Spurs could do what he did at Inter in Serie A. But he also knows that our Chelsea team is really strong. I see him as an opponent in the league, I never won against him so that’s an extra motivation for me.

“He was a massive influence on my career, he helped me so much on a mental level, he taught me how to be a professional and how to make sacrifices on and off the pitch to be ready for any challenge.”

Romelu Lukaku speaking about life under Tuchel and how he is adapting to his tactics  he said

I think I’m in a moment where the boss could play me a little more but I have to respect his decisions, continue to work and wait for my time to come,” he said.

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“We’re trying to find a middle ground where we can meet, a system which can help the team perform at its best because right now we’re in a complicated situation.

“The boss made a choice, I have to keep working and at some point we will talk with Tuchel and see how it’s going.”

Lukaku would be hoping to continue in his goalscoring run as he’s set to face Liverpool in the New Year.