Conte lauds Lukaku after Inter Milan debut.

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

  • Lukaku produced an impressive display at San Siro.

  • The Belgium striker has 'really integrated into the team with humility' says Inter boss.

Antonio Conte and Lukaku celebrate. [Getty]
Antonio Conte and Lukaku celebrate. [Getty]

Antonio Conte is expecting a lot more from Inter Milan star Romelu Lukaku.

The 26-year-old sealed a permanent move from Manchester United to Inter, and he enjoyed his debut for the Nerazzurri who beat 10-man Lecce 4-0 on Monday.

The Serie A side's record signing scored the third goal on the hour mark and following the match against the newly promoted team, Conte hailed the big Belgian, saying he has room for improvement.

"Let's not forget he is only 26, he's got a potential we can work on a lot; I believe that despite the fact he arrived late, we tried to work and he made himself available with great effort," Conte told reporters.

"Today already Romelu showed what kind of a player he is. And why the club insisted on getting this kind of player. But I am very happy, I knew him as a player, but from a human perspective, I didn't know him. It was a pleasing discovery.

"He really integrated into the team with humility, he made himself available to the team-mates, and everybody loves him.

"He's just 26, has margins for improvement, he's got to work. He must take advantage even more of the skills he has, because in my opinion he's got skills that he hasn't shown yet, he hasn't shown everything yet, in his football career."