Lukaku is ironic about his denied goal in Belgium-Finland: "If I had worn a 45 …"

Romelu Lukaku joked about his goal denied for a very slight offside in Belgium’s 2-0 success against Finland at Euro 2021. He did manage to score late in the game, however.

In Belgium’s 2-0 win over Finland, Romelu Lukaku scored Belgium’s second goal in the 81st minute with a pivot strike. But he could have scored much earlier, if the video assistance at the refereeing had not upset him for a tip of the foot too advanced a few centimeters. Four days later, the formidable Inter striker was questioned about it. The opportunity for him to ironize, while relativizing.


“If I had worn a 45 and not a 48.5, it was good,” he first joked, during a press conference held two days before the round of 16 between Belgium and Portugal. “I knew I was going to score,” he then assured.

“You have to be smarter”

“I keep my 48, because it can help me”, then amused Romelu Lukaku. Before discussing more seriously this issue of offside verified on video: “I think you have to be much smarter in your movement. In the ball calls, you have to try to run well, to make your curve well. so as not to be out of the game “.


With a total of three goals, the top scorer of the Belgian selection (63 goals) embodies this Belgium on a mission for the title. When he does not score, against Denmark (2-1), his overflowing activity allowed him to be named man of the match.


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