Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku reveals he could bench press 100kg when he was 15

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Feb 23, 2021, 6:25 PM GMT
Lukaku claimed he has not bench pressed in over 10 years
Lukaku claimed he has not bench pressed in over 10 years | Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

Romelu Lukaku is the most dominant striker in world football. Everyone knows that.

To achieve his level of strength and power, most of us would have to put in a lot of work at the gym. Not Lukaku though.

Lukaku has been in fine form this season
Lukaku has been in fine form this season | Soccrates Images/Getty Images

In a recent Twitter Q&A, the Belgian revealed he has not bench pressed in over a decade. Even more incredibly, he also claimed that the last time he tried it, when he was just 15 years old, he managed to bench a staggering 100kg. That is quite something.

His teenage Herculean strength was not the only thing addressed in the Q&A. Lukaku went on to give his thoughts on two of his former clubs, Manchester United and Chelsea.

First, one user quizzed him on his relationship with Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Solskjaer was in charge when the striker departed United back in 2019, leading some to suggest there may have been a rift between the pair.

However, Lukaku quashed these claims, writing: "He is doing great. You guys have to know I love him as a manager and as a person and I wish him nothing but the best."

Lukaku also opened up about his time at Stamford Bridge, saying he feels 'nothing but love' towards the club that sold him to Everton back in 2014.

"They gave me an opportunity to come to the Premier League as a kid. You can’t have everything in life and I’m cool with that. I’m glad that experience got me to where I am today," he added.

Lukaku then gave fans an insight into Antonio Conte's intense training regiment at Inter.

"Training is actually a warzone. Our manager don’t play lol. He doesn’t like it when we hold in haha. I love it," he wrote.

The training may be extreme, but it is clearly working for Lukaku. Since arriving in Milan he has cemented his reputation as one of the world's best strikers, forming a lethal partnership with Lautaro Martinez that should fire Inter to their first Serie A title since 2010.

The forward has clearly enjoyed his time with the Nerazzurri as well. When asked when he was coming home by one United fan, he wrote back that he was 'already home' at San Siro.

The feeling is mutual for Inter fans as well, particularly after his recent performance in the Derby della Madonnina. Lukaku scored Inter's third goal in a 3-0 win, a strike that was made even sweeter following his recent tussle with Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

After netting, he wheeled and was heard shouting something. Some interpreted this as a message to Ibrahimovic, but Lukaku himself claimed that he does not remember what he screamed, writing: "Man I talked a lot of s**t adrenaline I guess."