By Adam Shergold for MailOnline
Published: 07:04 BST, 3 October 2020 | Updated: 07:05 BST, 3 October 2020
Romelu Lukaku believes his free-scoring form for Inter Milan has answered those critics in England who branded him 'lazy' and 'slow'.
The Belgium striker has scored 37 goals in 53 matches since moving from Manchester United in the summer of 2019.
Lukaku helped Inter reach the final of the Europa League, winning an early penalty before scoring an own goal as Sevilla won the match 3-2.
Romelu Lukaku believes he has answered critics in England who described him as 'lazy' and 'slow' after an excellent first season with Inter Milan
The Belgian scored regularly for Manchester United but couldn't fully shake off the criticism
The striker did this week win the Europa League Player of the Season award for his seven goals in the competition.
Despite ending the season without silverware, Lukaku believes he has proved a point to those who didn't rate him during his time at Old Trafford.
'A year ago, when I was in England, I was 'lazy, I didn't run, I didn't do this and that,' Lukaku told The Times.
'Here, they call me the hardest worker in the room. If you look at me playing here and there, I mean, there are improvements but the [same] Rom is still there.
'If you look at me now you see a different outcome, you see the full person, you see the full potential. You see what I could have been doing in England.