Inter wingback Matteo Darmian feels that the goals he scored for the Nerazzurri in a 1-0 win over Cagliari during the 2020-21 title race was one of the most significant of his entire career. Speaking in the official matchday programme for today’s Serie A clash with Cremonese, the 32-year-old gave his thoughts on the significance of the goal which was one of the pivotal moments on the way to the Nerazzurri getting their hands on the Serie A title race for the first time in eleven years.

Inter were well into the second half of their Serie A clash with Cagliari during April of 2021, one of their last few matches of the season and a fixture in which three points would have represented a big step towards the Scudetto, and in need of a goal from somewhere. There was no shortage of goal threats in the Nereazzurri’s team that day, but no one had managed to break through, until an unlikely scorer in the form of Darmian found the back of the net in the 72nd minute.

He said it was not the best goal he’s scored but it was certainly among the most important ones in his career. The defender also talked up Lukaku, adding that the Belgian striker is even more determined than before at Inter. The 29-year-old Lukaku returned to the Nerazzurri last month on an €8m dry loan deal with €4m in add-ons attached. The Belgian is looking to re-find his form after an incredibly difficult season with Chelsea, where he failed to live up to his €115m price tag.

Speaking to Sport Mediaset, Darmian discussed Lukaku’s return to Inter and his emotional state upon arrival. The defender said Lukaku is fired up and determined,  stating that he has so much desire to do well. Finally, Darmian tried to shut out the noise regarding the transfer market rumours swirling around Inter. Lukaku certainly announced his Inter return, scoring two minutes into his season debut against Lecce