‘Adriano Was My Idol’ Says Romelu Lukaku
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku says that former Inter Milan striker Adriano wasone of his boyhood idols. Adriano was considered one of the world’s foremost strikers littleover a decade ago.
Currently 35 years old and clubless following well documented issues with alcoholism,Adriano was once considered the latest great Brazilian striker- and he certainly caught ayoung Lukaku’s eye.
Lukaku told ESPN Brasil, “When I was little, Adriano was my great idol. Because when I waslittle, I had the same qualities as him.
“Very strong, shooting with the left was the same. I hope he’s going to play again becausehe’s a good player. For me he’s an idol. I like him a lot.”
Lukaku also revealed in the interview that he had picked up some Portuguese from formerteammates such as David Luiz at Chelsea, “I have a good relationship with people fromBrazil and I really like Brazilian players.”