Antonio Conte could not avoid questions about the situation that is being experienced attacker Chelsea , Romelu Lukaku , today. Because the Tottenham coach was his boss when he was at Inter Milan first.
Conte joined Inter Milan in 2019, before moving to Tottenham two seasons later. Lukaku was one of Conte’s priority signings in his inaugural season at the Giuseppe Meazza.
Inter Milan managed to reach an agreement in the figure of 80 million euros with Manchester United. A nominal that is considered very commensurate with 64 goals from 95 appearances for Inter in those two seasons.
In addition, Lukaku and Conte managed to help Inter Milan win the 2020/21 Serie A season. Unfortunately, both chose to leave. Lukaku to Chelsea, Conte withdrew before Tottenham’s offer came.
Recently, Sky Sports’ interview with Lukaku made the public excited. Lukaku openly still loves Inter Milan, wants to go back there and admits that he was not happy at Chelsea.
Not only that, Lukaku also admitted that he was still in touch with Conte, who incidentally was the coach of a city rival club Chelsea. He even backed Conte to repeat his success at Inter Milan with the Lilywhites.
However, in contrast to Lukaku, Conte is not interested in talking about players who are not part of his current team. Although he admits that he still has a strong relationship with the man from Belgium.
“Romelu is a player from another team. You know the affection I have for him, but I won’t talk about players from other teams even though I have great affection for him and it will always be there,” he told Sky Sports Italia .
Too Close to the Match
Chelsea took immediate action when Lukaku’s interview with Sky Sports aired. The coach, Thomas Tuchel, removed Lukaku’s name from the Chelsea squad to face Liverpool in the Premier League.
Some reports say that it is a form of Tuchel’s punishment to Lukaku. But Tuchel argued that it was a form of his efforts to protect the team’s preparations ahead of the big game.
Spicy! Antonio Conte Calls Premier League Meetings About Covid-19 in vain
20 Premier League clubs held a meeting to discuss the fate of the competition in the midst of soaring cases of Covid-19. The decision obtained is that the competition will continue.
Clubs are still consistently implementing health protocols even though the number of Covid-19 cases has experienced a very drastic decline. They still consider the virus a threat to safety and must be prevented from spreading.
Because of that discipline, the club can immediately know if a player has contracted Covid-19. Over the past few months, Covid-19 cases among players and club staff have been minimal.
However, the presence of the omicron variant made positive cases within the club this December increase. Covid-19 suddenly became an epidemic in several clubs so that some matches had to be postponed.