Romelu Lukaku’s First Touch Jokingly Mocked by Inter Milan Teammate After Emphatic Win in Serie A

Romelu Lukaku’s First Touch Jokingly Mocked by Inter Milan Teammate After Emphatic Win in Serie A

  • Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella has revealed that he joked with Inter Milan teammate Romelu Lukaku about the Belgian's first touch
  • Barella scored for Inter Milan against Sampdoria on Saturday and went to celebrate with Lukaku
  • Lukaku has played just five games for Inter this season, but he is finding his way back after injury

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku was jokingly mocked by Inter Milan teammate who scored a goal in Inter's 3-0 win over Sampdoria on Saturday, October 29th.

Lukaku is finding form after being sidelined for the last few weeks, and it seems jokes about his first touch are still there, with his teammate Nicolò Barella, the latest person to bring it up.

Romelu Lukaku, Nicolo Barella, Inter Milan, Serie A, Chelsea, Premier League, Simone Inzaghi
Romelu Lukaku has played just five times for Inter Milan this season. Photo by Marco Luzzani.
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Lukaku has been injured for most of this season with a hamstring injury. He has played just 249 minutes in Serie A this season and played just seven minutes in the Champions League, according to Transfermarkt.

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The Belgian has scored three goals in five appearances in all competitions this season after making a sensational return to the Nerazzurri on loan from Chelsea this past summer, according to Sky Sports.

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Lukaku cheekily mocked by Barella

Barella revealed that he ran to the touchline to mock Lukaku after he scored a stunning goal for Inter Milan against Sampdoria, according to Football Italia.

The 25-year-old received a long pass from centre-back Alessandro Bastoni with a silky smooth touch before firing past Sampdoria's keeper Amil Audero.

“I told him see, that’s how you do a first touch! I was joking, we always play around and make fun of each other, it’s a great group of lads and we have a lot of fun."

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Barella is enjoying a phenomenal campaign with Inter this season. He has scored six goals and provided five assists this season. He has now scored in Inter's last three league matches, according to Transfermarkt.

Why Lukaku struggles at club level

Sports Brief earlier reported on Belgium's manager Roberto Martinez explaining why his striker Romelu Lukaku struggles at club level.

The former Everton manager believes Romelu Lukaku is a victim of his own versatility.

“You rely a lot on how you are used. It’s not the same using your qualities when you are a possession team or you play on the counter-attack. Rom is a player who can play in many different profiles."