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Inter Milan ace Lukaku talks Conte, Vidal and Italy's best superkids

Romelu Lukaku is happy playing for Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte.

The striker has come off an outstanding first season in Italy.

"Playing in Serie A was one of my dreams," Lukaku told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"My brother (Jordan) was in Lazio and I watched the matches in Italian and when I arrived at Inter I understood everything even if I didn't speak well."

On Conte, he continued: "For me he is like a mentor, a father, a person who understands me really well. I would have liked to play with him six years ago the first time he called me. Playing for him is a dream come true."

Lukaku also spoke of Arturo Vidal, who has arrived from Barcelona: "He is very important, he is a player of great quality. You don't win so much and with different teams if you are not a top player."

And on Italy's best young players, he concluded: "(Nicolo) Barella will be a very important player. He has grown a lot and is impressive, even in his mentality. I also respect (Moise) Kean and (Fede) Chiesa."

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