Former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has revealed that his Inter Milan teammate Christian Eriksen does not yet speak Italian.
Lukaku moved from United to Inter last summer, before Eriksen made a similar move from Tottenham in January.
However, their fortunes since leaving the Premier League have been very different. Lukaku was Inter’s top scorer last season with 34 goals in all competitions, but Eriksen struggled to settle down.
There were even rumors that Eriksen could leave the club after only half a season. However, he was unable to find a new home in the summer.
Speculation has since resurfaced that Inter could cut losses on the Denmark international – Arsenal having been invited to make an offer.
However, Lukaku believes there is still a chance for Eriksen to prove himself at Inter. There is, however, a step he must take to settle.
“Eriksen has all the qualities to be a top player, and I want to help him. But first he has to learn Italian, ”Lukaku said. Kanal 5.
“I immediately got used to a new reality, but maybe it will need more time.
“With the language, he still has work to do. If he learned Italian, I’m sure everything would become easier for him.
“He could communicate better with everyone, his teammates and the coach, and would contribute more to the work of the whole team.
Lukaku unfairly blamed on Man Utd
Earlier this week, Belgian manager Roberto Martinez praised Lukaku for his response after a difficult spell with Man Utd.
Lukaku had a very good score for United, but did not escape criticism at Old Trafford. They decided to sell him after just two seasons and didn’t sign an immediate replacement.
The forward has responded to his criticism ever since, however, as his international manager is well aware.