Thierry Henry, a renowned Arsenal legend, assessed Romelu Lukaku’s performance in Inter Milan’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City in Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final.
During the encounter, Lukaku became a substitute in the second half to replace the injured Eden Dzeko. Unfortunately, Rodri’s remarkable goal secured the victory for Man City, resulting in Inter Milan’s defeat and City lifting the Champions League trophy at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul.
Lukaku, partnering with Lautaro Martinez in Inter’s attacking lineup, made three attempts on goal and completed numerous passes. However, he missed a crucial chance in the 88th minute of the match.
Speaking to CBS Sports, Henry expressed his belief that Lukaku would struggle to accept his mistakes in the final. The former French international stated, “He must go through what he experienced after the FIFA World Cup. Despite the difficulty of the situation with [Federico] Dimarco, people will still point fingers at him.”
“The missed header in the six-yard box will haunt him. He will have to live with that. I have won and lost finals… sometimes luck is not on your side,” added Henry, drawing from his own experiences.