Romelu Lukaku has been named Europa League player of the season, UEFA confirmed on Friday.
The Inter striker netted seven goals in five starts and one substitute appearance.
Lukaku scored a penalty in last season’s Europa league final against Sevilla in Cologne, and also scored an own goal when he deflected in an overhead kick from Diego Carlos in the 74th minute, giving Sevilla a 3-2 win.
Lukaku told uefa.com: “I want to congratulate Sevilla personally. They won the competition so I congratulate them on having a great tournament.
“I want to thank Antonio Conte and his staff and everyone at the club – the board, the president – for their trust and for helping me through this season.
“My team-mates have been with me from day one. They’re like brothers to me, they’re real family members. Every day I come into training with a smile and it’s because of them.
“I hope that this year we’re going to do much better than we did last year and we’re going to have a lot of success together.”
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