Inter Milan ahead Romelu Lukaku took a swipe at AC Milan rival Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the massive Belgian claimed bragging rights as his workforce received a first Serie A title since 2010.
Inter have been topped champions on Sunday after nearest rivals Atalanta may solely draw with Sassuolo, handing Antonio Conte’s workforce a long-awaited Scudetto and sparking joyous scenes on the streets of the Italian metropolis.
Striker Lukaku has been a vital pressure in Inter’s success, hitting 21 targets in 33 video games this marketing campaign as properly as laying on 9 assists.
The title for Inter is their 19th Scudetto general however the first since they received a Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League treble below Jose Mourinho in the 2009-10 season.
Since then, they’ve been compelled to look at metropolis rivals AC Milan raise the Serie A crown as soon as earlier than Turin giants Juventus went on a run of 9 straight triumphs.
For Lukaku, Inter’s title success is even sweeter after the working private battle he has waged all through the season with AC Milan’s Swedish icon Ibrahimovic.
The pair clashed furiously throughout the Coppa Italia quarterfinal derby in January after they butted heads and exchanged phrases, with Ibrahimovic showing to inform Lukaku to “go do your voodoo sh*t” in a reference to a narrative courting again to his days with Everton in the English Premier League.
Lukaku responded by screaming “f*ck you and your wife, you little b*tch” as he was held again by his teammates.
When the groups met in February, Lukaku was on the scoresheet as Inter romped to a 3-Zero win and was heard exclaiming “I told you” – in what was taken as one other riposte to Ibrahimovic.
But after sealing bragging rights on Sunday, Lukaku issued a withering new barb to his rival on Twitter.
“The real god has crowned the king! Now bow down! King of Milano,” tweeted the ahead.
The actual god ✝️has topped the king! Now bow downIl nostro dio ✝️ ha incoronato i Re!Ora inchinatevi!King of Milano 😉👑 pic.twitter.com/n0gAiYWFTp
— R.Lukaku Bolingoli9 (@RomeluLukaku9) May 3, 2021
Lukaku and Ibrahimovic – who’re former teammates from their time at Manchester United – have been stoking their rivalry ever because the 39-year-old Swede returned to Italy on the finish of 2019, which was touted as being “the return of the king.”
After Inter beat their San Siro neighbors in a 4-2 thriller in February of 2020 – with Lukaku netting an injury-time strike to seal the victory – the Belgian poured scorn on the thought of Ibrahimovic being royalty, as an alternative proclaiming on Twitter “there’s a new king in town.”
Not content material to let that lie, Ibrahimovic fired again after he scored a double towards Inter in their Serie A conflict in October, tweeting an image of himself and the message: “Milan never had a king, only a God.”
At the beginning of the season Ibrahimovic seemed the likelier to win his ugly private warfare with Lukaku as Milan made a powerful begin to their marketing campaign, going unbeaten in Serie A all the best way till January 6, after they misplaced to Juventus.
But marshalled by the irrepressible Conte in the dugout, Inter gained momentum and by no means seemed again after going prime of the desk on February 14, main the standings ever since.
With 4 matches to go, Inter have an unassailable 13-point hole forward of Atalanta, AC Milan and Juventus – all of whom are stage on 69 factors.
Lukaku has loved one other spectacular season and has now netted 61 goals across 92 appearances in all competitions for Inter since making the transfer from Manchester United in August 2019 for a reported payment of €80 million ($96.5 million).
Such has been Lukaku’s kind, he has been linked with a transfer again to the Premier League with former membership Chelsea mentioned to have an interest in doubtlessly bringing him again to Stamford Bridge.
Ibrahimovic, in the meantime, has penned a one-year extension with Milan to maintain him on the membership subsequent season, when he’ll flip 40.
The Swede, whose personal peripatetic profession led him to a spell at Inter between 2006 and 2009, will at the least have the possibility to return the crown snatched from his head by younger claimant Lukaku.