“The biggest challenge of my career will be this season here. I left. It was a mistake, right Nico?” Romelu Lukaku spoke at the unveiling of the new Inter Milan jersey where he was with teammate Nicolo Barella.
“Now I am happy to be wearing this jersey, the team knows what we need to do, it’ll be a great challenge this season and we need to continue like this.
“I realized last season when I was in England, just how important Inter are in the world. The club’s profile is improving on an international scale, the social media approach is really important too and you can see how we act in the locker room, in training, our hugs, and jokes.
“Milan is a wonderful city and that is why I kept the old apartment when I went to London, because my mother was coming here all the time and I wanted to return too.”
Lukaku is still formally a Chelsea player as he only left for Inter Milan on a one-year loan.
Realistically, however, it’s hard to imagine the Belgian striker returning to Stamford Bridge next year – especially if Thomas Tuchel is still in charge.