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UCL: Why I’m happy for Chelsea striker, Lukaku – Thierry Henry

by James Davies

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, has said he was happy for Chelsea loanee Romelu Lukaku because he bounced back from a poor 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign that saw Belgium get knocked out in the group stage.

Lukaku is part of the Inter Milan side that has qualified for the Champions League final this season after beating local rivals AC Milan 3-0 on aggregate in the semi-finals on Tuesday.

Speaking after the game, Henry heaped praise on Lukaku.

“Why I am happy with him is that after the World Cup, it wasn’t easy. But he came back and it’s the first time I saw him like that against proper adversity when he’s slowly but surely coming back and showing he can deliver no matter what – even when everyone is against him,” Henry said on CBS Sports.

“That is a sign of greatness. Hopefully, whoever you meet in the final, you can have a good game and you guys can hopefully win it and I will be happy for you.”

Lukaku, who is currently on loan at Inter Milan from Chelsea, has scored 12 goals and registered six assists in 32 matches this season, including three in the Champions League.

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