Romelu Lukaku on Wednesday night was back on the bench for Inter Milan against Viktoria Plzen in the UEFA Champions League after not having played for the club for 61 days and managed to provoke Chelsea fans.
The 29-year-old marked his return to action with a well-taken goal as he scored Inter Milan’s fourth goal of the game to seal their spot in the last 16 of the competition.
But after scoring last night in the Champions League, he will obviously be hoping he had commenced his second stint with the Serie A team on a high note.
With his goal and victory over Viktoria Plzen, the Nerazzurri eliminated Spanish giants – Barcelona in the process to qualify for the competition’s knockout round..
However, the way the Belgian star player celebrated his goal in a 4-0 victory undoubtedly infuriated a lot Blues fans, who couldn’t hide their displeasure on social media.
Romelu Lukaku only needed four minutes on the field to score for Inter after being brought on as a substitute in the 83rd minute to replace Lautaro Martnez.
He was substituted in for his first appearance since August 26 due to injury as Correa teased the Chelsea player before he found the net with a cool-headed effort.
In a move to celebrate his goal, the Chelsea man on loan kissed the badge of the Italian Seria A club, despite only being there temporarily at the time.
Lukaku kissing inter badge. This guy is so shameless 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/pfnNYqJhSE
— 🌊 (@Vintage_Cfc) October 26, 2022
Even though there is no expectation that he will ever play for Chelsea again, the Blues’ fans were surely angered at the lack of respect shown to the EPL outfit that made him their record acquisition.
◎ 83′ Romelu Lukaku comes on
◉ 87′ Romelu Lukaku scores
Two months after his last appearances, Inter thrash Plzen 4-0 as they march gallantly into the Knockout stage of the UCL
You can’t expect Lukaku to display such a blatant lack of commitment, but the fact that he has used the celebration at every team he has played for over the last few years speaks plenty.
If Inter Milan refuse to make Lukaku's deal permanent, Chelsea should send him to our U21 team. Judas Iscariot pic.twitter.com/lzJsoOOaW8
— IFEANYICHUKWU ☢️ (@Myka_veli) October 26, 2022
Lukaku kissing the Inter badge, this guy never fails to make me laugh 🤣 pic.twitter.com/pBJjGnySJy
— Project Football (@ProjectFootball) October 26, 2022
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