In an exclusive interview with Sky Italia, Romelu Lukaku apologised to Inter Milan fans over the manner of his summer move to Chelsea, but it does not seem to have gone down well with the Inter ultras.
Inter Milan fans have responded to Lukaku’s apology by placing a banner outside San Siro, which rather poetically read: “It doesn’t matter who runs away in the rain, it matters who stays in the storm. Bye Romelu.”
What message did Lukaku send to the Inter Milan fans?
Speaking to Sky Italia, Lukaku said: “I don’t think any of it should have happened the way it did. The way I left Inter and the way I communicated with the Inter fans.
“I’m annoyed about that because it’s not the right time now but it wasn’t the right time when I left either.
“I always said that I love Inter and I’ll play for them again. I really hope so. I fell in love with Italy.
“Now is the right time to talk about it and tell people what really happened, without saying anything bad about anyone, because I’m not like that.
“I want to really apologise to the Inter fans because I don’t think I should have left Inter the way I did. I should have spoken to you guys first, especially after everything you did for me, for my family, my mum, my son. I’ll never forget that.
“I hope from the bottom of my heart to go back to Inter and not at the end of my career but when I’m still at a good enough level to win more trophies.”