Manager slams Chelsea forward over his poor finishing in recent games

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Inter Milan boss Simone Inzaghi has hit out at Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku, currently on loan at Inter Milan, over his poor finishing in recent games.

Inter Milan have won none of their last six games and Inzaghi has placed some of the blame on the finishing of Belgian striker Lukaku.

When asked about missed chances in Inter’s 1-1 draw with Salernitana, the boss replied: “I spoke about the head. I wouldn’t just stop with Salernitana either, I would also think about the chance against Fiorentina.”

Inzaghi’s side lost 1-0 to Fiorentina earlier this month, with Lukaku missing a tap-in from close range.

Inzaghi continued: “Those games gave us two results that weren’t what we had envisaged. Those who write and those who talk a lot are influenced by the results, but you have to be clear-headed.

“It’s difficult in football to put things to one side, but in the last few games, as shown by the team, I’m happy. Clearly I’m disappointed with the result.

“Last year we won 5-0 [against Salernitana] and maybe we didn’t play as well as that on Friday.

“In the first half alone we had four shots on goal and scored three, this time we had more than twenty and scored one. We know where we were wrong, there are always criticisms.”

Lukaku has scored just three league goals in 17 appearances for Inter this season, a sharp contrast to his previous spell at the club.

Under Antonio Conte, the Belgian managed 64 goals in 95 games, as he helped the Italian giants to a Scudetto title.