Lukaku named Europa League player of the season




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Geneva  -Belgian Romelu Lukaku has been named the Europa League player of the 2019/2020 after the forward helped Italian side Inter Milan to the final goals every knockout round.

 

Lukaku, who revived his career Italy 34 goals all competitions his first at the club, scored seven times the Europa League six .

 

This was after Inter Milan dropped down from the UEFA Champions League into the second tier competition.

Inter Milan lost the final 2-3 to Sevilla of Spain in August, but the 27-year-old forward had done enough to sway the vote in his favour 270 points.

He beat Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes (128) and Sevilla’s Ever Banega (118) to claim the prize.

“First of all, I will like to congratulate Sevilla personally for having won the final tournament,” Lukaku said in a pre-recorded message after the announcement was made during the Europa League draw.

“I want to thank my family and my agents for support. I also want to thank my coach and the club staff, the board, and the for trust and for helping me throughout this .

“Most importantly, I want to thank my mates, who have been great with me from the first day I joined. They’ve been like brothers to me… Every day I come to , I come with a smile… they me want to work harder.”

The vote was made by a jury comprised of coaches from the 48 clubs which participated in the group stages and 55 .

Inter Milan are back in the UEFA Champions League again this season, where they were drawn in Group B alongside 13-times champions Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk and Borussia Moenchengladbach.

(Reuters/NAN)