Romelu Lukaku admitted he uses his miss for Chelsea in the Super Cup final as inspiration to improve as a footballer.
Lukaku took on a Twitter Q&A session yesterday, where he was asked about that night in 2013.
Chelsea and Bayern Munich couldn’t settle their differences in normal or extra time, so had to resolve the tie via a penalty shootout.
Bayern had a clean sweep of spot-kicks, meaning the Blues would need to convert their last from 12 yards to stay in the contest.
Up stepped Lukaku.
Fresh-faced, inexperienced, and just 20, the world waited with bated breath.
The Belgian struck low to Manuel Neuer’s left but was unable to squeeze his shot past the goalkeeper’s fingertips.
A scene of devastation surrounded Lukaku. Little did he know, that was only half the story.
Just hours after the game concluded, the striker reportedly handed in a transfer request.
Four days later, he moved to Everton on loan. Less than 12 months rolled by, and the Toffees signed him permanently.
His career after that evening in Prague has gone pretty well.
After slamming goals left, right and centre at Goodison Park, Lukaku got his big money transfer to Manchester United in 2017.
It wasn’t too long before he was jetting off to Italy, where he has truly established himself as one of the world’s most feared no.9s at Inter Milan.
So much so, Chelsea have apparently asked for him back at Stamford Bridge.