Sunday September 1 2019
Lukaku 'very happy' despite racial abuse

Romelu Lukaku admirably shook off racial abuse from Cagliari fans during Inter’s 2-1 win on Sunday, declaring ‘to score wearing this shirt is a great feeling.’

Lukaku netted the winner from the penalty spot in Sardinia, but it was not without controversy as Cagliari supporters greeted him with monkey chants during his run-up.

“I’m very happy about these first two League victories and about tonight’s success,” he told Inter TV after the game.

“It was a tough match, we had to fight but that's what we'll have to do in every game, I'm happy for the team and for our fans.

“To score wearing this shirt is a great feeling, I want to help the team even more, through assists too: the goal is to continue like this.”

Members of the Rossoblu faithful have also been guilty of subjecting Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi and Italy forward Moise Kean to the same, vile treatment over the past year-and-a-half.

Meanwhile, joining the Belgian on the scoresheet for the Nerazzurri was strike partner Lautaro Martinez.

“It’s improving week after week and I'm happy about his goal, which was important for us.

“Now there will be a break for national team commitments, it will be important that we all come back in good condition and then work best in preparation for the matches at San Siro against Udinese and Slavia Prague.”

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