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Are Dzeko and Correa enough to replace Lukaku at Inter?

Edin Dzeko and Joaquin Correa were brought in after the sale of Romelu Lukaku to balance the books this summer, and fans were not too overwhelm at the club’s purchases. They deemed the players inferior to the Belgian striker in terms of quality, but it will not be until the end of the campaign that Inter will be able to judge if they have missed the presence of Romelu Lukaku but the early signs are promising.

In two games played this season, both players have already looked like shrewd businesses. Although, supporters of the Nerazzurri were not happy when Joaquin Correa and Edin Dzeko joined Inter, yet their first games of the season have shown how hungry and capable they can be. 

It is a known fact that the Belgian striker is a huge loss. However, the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza faithfuls will be hoping for a better replacement to succeed the Belgian even more following the striker’s comments some weeks ago. During an interview, The Blues striker said that week that “when Chelsea’s third offer arrived I went to Inzaghi to find a deal.” He then elaborated. “After training, I went to Simone Inzaghi’s office. I did not want to ruin the atmosphere because I was no longer with my head in Milan. So I asked him: please find an agreement.”

The comments fuelled fire among the fan base as many already tagged him a traitor despite him helping them win the Scudetto last campaign. Perhaps now the new arrivals blistering start can give them optimism and the focus can be a positive one rather than looking back at the past.

Dzeko has already registered one goal and an assist, while Correa has two goals to his name in an excellent debut against Verona. Inter have scored seven times in their opening two games and have as yet not missed Lukaku. In addition, it was obvious in their opening two games how integral Dzeko could be for Simone Inzaghi. He allows the Nerazzurri to be more direct and wrecking havoc in the opposition box. Many times balls were aimed at the Bosnian, whether from balls from deep, crosses or long throw-ins.

Also, even though there is still a long way to go before Dzeko or Correa can be seen as successes or failures, one cannot deny how good their individual performances were, and that could be a ray of light in hope, as it is the way that they have given Inter a new plan B. Last campaign, Antonio Conte was heavily criticised early on for only having one way to play and being too rigid. 

Lukaku may have scored a large proportion of the Nerazzurri goals last season but perhaps now the responsibility can be shared amongst the team. Maybe looking for Dzeko and/or Correa to fill the void is not the answer to the question. 

In sum, the questions still need to be answered. Will Inter still be able to perform in big games like they did last season? Will Dzeko provide the number of goals scored by Romelu? Will Correa be able to link up with Lautaro as is expected and will he really provide goals? That remains to be seen. 

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