Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez has admitted this is the first time he has seen Romelu Lukaku so focused and happy as he backed the Inter star to lead the way for club and country.
Lukaku became Inter’s most expensive signing when he joined from Manchester United in August.
The 26-year-old, who spent two seasons at United following his Everton exit before moving to Milan, has scored two goals in his first two matches for Antonio Conte’s side in Serie A.
Speaking ahead of Monday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Scotland in Glasgow in Group I action, Martinez revealed Lukaku has never looked so good.
“This is the first time I have seen him free and happy. Going back to many camps I have not seen Rom so focused, so happy, so refreshed by the new challenge,” Martinez told reporters.
“I think he is now ready to face one of the biggest footballing chapters in his career with the Inter Milan move. And he is very driven to be as good as he can for the national team, so I have been very impressed with his happiness and the way he is looking forward to the football ahead.”