Euro 2020 news - Romelu Lukaku on Christian Eriksen – I had a lot of tears before the game
The pair were very close together at Inter Milan and Lukaku said that it was hard for him to play after what happened to Eriksen. The Belgian striker scored two during his country's comprehensive 3-0 win over Russia that got their campaign off to the best possible start as they bid to reach the final.
Lukaku segna contro la Russia e dedica il gol a Eriksen - Europei 2021
SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 12: Romelu Lukaku of Belgium celebrates after scoring their side's third goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group B match between Belgium and Russia on June 12, 2021 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
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Lukaku shone, scoring two in a 3-0 win, and he ran to the camera after his first saying “Chris, Chris, I love you.”
Speaking to Sporza after the match Lukaku said “I had a lot of tears before the game. It was difficult to focus.
Other players were affected too. I’m going to contact him. I read that he’s out of danger. I hope he’ll be in good health soon.
“I am happy with the victory, but my thoughts are with Christian.”