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20-Nov-2020, 11:07 pm

Lukaku: Eriksen needs to learn Italian to thrive at Inter

Lukaku Eriksen - Inter Fiorentina

Romelu Lukaku says that Christian Eriksen must learn Italian if he is to truly fit in with his Inter team-mates.

However, Eriksen has struggled since heading to Serie A, admitting this week thathis move toInterhas not worked out as he had hoped.

The former Spurs midfielderhas made only three starts in Serie A this term, with each occasion ending with his removal around the hour mark.

Lukaku, who joined Inter from Manchester United in the summer of 2019, says that Eriksen's struggles would certainly be helped if he was able to master the language and work more closely with his team-mates.

"Eriksen has all the qualities to become a top player, and I want to help him.But first, hehas to learn Italian," Lukaku toldKanal 5.

“I immediately got used to a new reality, but maybe he will need more time.Withthe language, he still has some work to do. If he learned Italian I am sure thateverything would become easierfor him.

”Hecouldcommunicate better with everyone, team-mates and the coach, and would contribute more to the work of the whole team."

Lukaku's Belgium recently defeated Eriksen and Denmark during the international break, winning 4-2 to qualify for the next stage of the Nations League.

While the striker is happy with his national team's efforts this past week to advance in the competition, he is now more focused on the Serie A title race.

Lukaku and Inter currently sit seventh in Serie A, five points behind league leaders AC Milan and one point behind defending champions Juventus, who currently sit fifth.

And, ahead of this weekend's clash with Torino, Lukaku says that he is now totally zeroed in on the challenges ahead for his club.

"The race that matters most now is the one on Sunday with Interagainst Torino," he said, "but I'm happy to have reached thefinal fourof theNations League.

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