Wednesday August 19 2020
Kounde: 'Lukaku a level above for Sevilla'

Sevilla defender Jules Kounde warns that Inter hitman Romelu Lukaku is ‘a level above anything else we’ve faced this season’ in the Europa League Final.

It kicks off on Friday in Cologne at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

“Lukaku is one of the best forwards in the world,” Kounde told

“He's strong in physical terms but is also good with the ball at his feet and at knockdowns. He uses his body extremely well and is quick too. It's a level above anything else we've faced this season. We'll need to up our game.”

Lukaku loves this competition too, as he has set a tournament record by finding the net in 10 consecutive Europa League matches.

Sevilla knocked Roma, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United out of the competition on their way to the Final.

However, Inter put on a show of strength when crushing Shakhtar Donetsk 5-0 in the semi-final, having already eliminated Getafe and Bayer Leverkusen.

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