“Henry gave me the impetus to be one of the best”
The young French technician coached Lukaku in the Belgian selection for about two years (2016/2018). Et the latter recognized that he has made enormous progress under his orders. He even indicated that he was indebted to her for all the advice he gave her. “I often speak with Thierry Henry, very often even, he conceded to VTM. He is actually my mentor. He gave me the impetus to be compared to other great strikers in Europe. “
While thanking Henry, Lukaku also underlined how the presence of Antonio Conte on the bench of Inter Milan was invaluable in his good adaptation to Italian football. “Italy suits my lifestyle. If I had known before, I would have first evolved here. At Inter, we play with two strikers. When I play on his side [Conte], he is heard, but the coach and I get along well. We are more or less similar. Me too, like him, I hate losing ”. A confession that the Italian technician will certainly appreciate.