Lukaku credits former Chelsea boss for making him a complete striker

New Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku believes he has returned to Stamford Bridge as a complete striker thanks to his time at Inter Milan under Antonio Conte.

“The Italian game is so different as it’s so tactical and technical,” said Lukaku on Wednesday.

“We always had a lot of possession. Most of the time I was back to goal and everything was going through me. I remember having a conversation with Conte about this.

“He told me if I wasn’t good at that, I wouldn’t play. For me that was an eye-opener. Once I mastered that aspect then for me everything became easier.

“The game would slow down and I could control it more and give more assists. That was really something I wanted to do and I wanted to experience that in another country, where I thought it would be beneficial for the rest of my career.”

“Watching the Premier League over the last few years, the players have got better, the teams have got better and I am ready for the challenge,” he added.

“The Premier League has a bit of everything but the experiences in Italy made me more complete as a player.”

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