Former Chelsea interim manager Roberto Di Matteo has compared Romelu Lukaku to Blues legend Didier Drogba.
Inter Milan loanee, Lukaku will lead the Inter Milan attack as the Nerazzurri file out against Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday.
Di Matteo cast the underdog tag placed on Inter Milan aside in an interview with Gazzetta, revealing how he guided the Blues to the Champions League trophy, backing Inter to win by focusing on their unique strengths.
The Italian said, “I simply focused on what we were good at, on team spirit. Barca kept Dani Alves very attacking, and taking advantage of the pitch left behind him, we scored a decisive goal at Stamford Bridge. We knew how to close the spaces, and in front, there was a champion like Drogba.
“The Drogba of this Inter, however, is my friend Romelu. I met him [when he was] 19 years old at Chelsea when I was assistant to Villas-Boas. He was incredibly hungry. I can say that, if he is well, he really breaks the world. He is a beast that does not stop.”