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Lukaku New King In Town

Romelu Lukaku has taken less games than the great Ronaldo to score his first 20 goals at Inter. The new King of Milan reached the tally in 29 games after a scintillating start to life at Inter.

His goalscoring record is better than number of prolific marksmen who turned out for Inter, including Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo.

The Brazilian made a world record transfer from PSV to Inter in 1997 and started in superb fashion with 20 goals in his first 31 games for the club.

Ashley Young Inter Milan

Ashley Young says he is loving life at Inter Milan after deciding to end his nine-year association with Manchester United to seal a move to Italy.

The 34-year-old wing back joined Antonio Conte’s side for just €2m in January as his contract at Old Trafford was up in the summer.

And Young has admitted the move to the San Siro has been everything he hoped for as he approaches being in Italy for just one month.

Young, speaking after his side’s 4-2 win over city rivals AC Milan, told talkSPORT:

Lukaku Inter Milan

Romelu Lukaku said “everyone say the mentality of this Inter, our refusal to give up and our desire to win” when fighting back to beat Milan 4-2.

The Nerazzurri were 2-0 down at half-time, but made an incredible comeback to win 4-2 with Marcelo Brozovic, Matias Vecino, Stefan de Vrij and Romelu Lukaku goals.

“The second half was wonderful. I think we allowed them too many spaces in the first half and Milan deserve congratulations for their performance in the first half,” the Belgian told Sky Sport Italia.

Antonio Conte Inter Milan Manager

Antonio Conte believes the comeback to beat Milan in the Derby Della Madonnina will be a key moment in their season. “It was a special night, that’s for sure.”

The half-time team talk must’ve been spectacular, because Inter came back from 2-0 down to win 4-2 with Marcelo Brozovic, Matias Vecino, Stefan de Vrij and Romelu Lukaku goals.

Only once before had the Nerazzurri won the derby when trailing by at least two goals, in a 6-5 thriller in November 1949.

Inter Milan Fans

Inter came from two goals down to earn a famous 4-2 victory over Milan in a gripping Derby della Madonnina that sent the Nerazzurri top of Serie A.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned to haunt his former club with a goal and an assist for Ante Rebic as Milan raced ahead before half-time, but the 38-year-old striker could not maintain his unbeaten run since returning to San Siro in January.

The Rossoneri’s hopes of causing an upset faded in the space of two second-half minutes that saw Marcelo Brozovic and Matias Vecino plunder quickfire goals to get Inter back on level terms.

Christian Eriksen Inter

Christian Eriksen says it wasn’t a “difficult choice” to accept Inter’s offer as he “wanted to try a new challenge in a new country.”

Eriksen made his debut in the Coppa Italia win over Fiorentina, and followed it up with his first start in the 2-0 win against Udinese last weekend.

Speaking to the BBC, the 27-year-old said accepting Inter’s offer wasn’t that difficult.

“I wanted a new challenge. To stay in the Premier League would have been an easy solution,” Eriksen told the BBC’s Simon Stone.

Ivan Perisic Inter MIlan

Inter loanee Ivan Perisic has been ruled out with an injury for the next two months, and it could cost him a permanent move to Bayern Munich.

The winger joined the Bavarian side last summer after Antonio Conte decided the player couldn’t fit into his 3-5-2 system.

Perisic has been a regular for the German champions this season, however the 31-year-old has now been ruled out of action for the next two months due to injury.

La Gazzetta dello Sport now speculates that this spell out of action could cost the winger his permanent move to the Bundesliga.

Inter have included new signings Christian Eriksen, Victor Moses and Ashley Young in their Europa League squad list, whilst Kwadwo Asamoah is left out.

The club have announced their squad list for their run in the Europa League, which starts on February 20 against Ludogrets.

The only “big name” missing is left-back Kwadwo Asamoah who has been left out because of a lack of fitness. The former Juventus player has been side-lined since the beginning of November and has missed Inter’s last 14 games.

Inter Milan Europa League Squad list:

Samir Handanovic Inter Milan

Inter Milan goalkeeper Samir Handanovic has a fractured finger in his left hand and is likely to miss crucial matches including the derby against AC Milan.

Inter said Monday the 35-year-old Slovenian injured his hand in training and X-rays ‘showed a hairline fracture to his little finger.’ He did not play in Sunday’s 2-0 win at Udinese.

According to Inter, ‘his condition will be reassessed on a daily basis,’ but reports said Handanovic will be sidelined for three to four weeks.

Christian Eriksen Inter Milan

Antonio Conte says that Christian Eriksen needs to ‘find the right fitness levels’ after making his first Inter Milan start following his move from Tottenham.

Eriksen lasted only 58 minutes on Sunday against Udinese before Romelu Lukaku scored a brace to fire Inter to a 2-0 victory to keep up their Serie A title charge.

It was the Danish midfielder’s second appearance since joining from Tottenham, with Eriksen making his debut off the bench against Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia last week.

And following Sunday’s victory which leaves Inter just three points off leaders Juventus, Conte admitted that Eriksen needs time to settle into life in Italy.