Courtois Wants Inter Milan to Win the 2023 UEFA CL : Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois wants Inter Milan to win this season’s UEFA Champions League because of his international teammates Romelu Lukaku.
Inter and Manchester City clash in Istanbul on 10th June to contest the 2023 UEFA Champions League final and the Madrid custodian is backing the Serie A side to win the title.
Courtois said to primevideosport : “I hope Lukaku wins the UCL. Obviously it’s him against Kevin [de Bruyne] but I’ve known Romelu a bit longer. I have a lot of respect for him.”
Lukaku joined Italian club Inter Milan on 8 August 2019, signing a five-year contract for a fee reported to be a club record €80 million.
He later mentioned the reasons for leaving Manchester United, by claiming that he was made a scapegoat alongside other players such as Paul Pogba and Alexis Sánchez, in addition to club’s failure to protect him against rumours about his future.
Lukaku made his debut for Inter Milan on 26 August in the opening Serie A matchday against Lecce, netting his side’s third goal with his first shot in a 4–0 home win.
The goal meant that Lukaku has found the net in his first league game for five of the six clubs he has represented; Anderlecht, West Brom, Everton, Manchester United, and Inter; he also become only the third Belgian to score for Inter in Serie A, after Enzo Scifo and Radja Nainggolan.
In the club’s second league game of the season at Cagliari on 1 September, Lukaku scored the match-winning goal from the penalty spot to give Inter a 2–1 victory away from home; however, he was subject to racial abuse from some of the Cagliari fans.
After scoring 64 goals in 9 games for the Serie A team , Lukaku returned to the Premier League. On 12 August 2021, Lukaku returned to his former club Chelsea, a decade after he had originally joined the club, for a reported club record fee of £97.5 million.
However his second coming to Chelsea proved to be unsuccessful and he quickly returned to Inter where he has scored 13 goals in 34 games in the 2022/23 season including 3 goals in the Champions League.
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