Lukaku’s decision has angered many at Inter and Lautaro admits he’s tried to fix the situation.
“I tried to call him but he never replied,” he said. “He did the same with his other teammates. After so many years together, I was disappointed.”
On taking the captaincy, Lautaro added: “Wearing this armband means taking on more responsibility within the team, inside the dressing room.
“But I’ve always done that, even before being captain.
“I’ve always done everything I can to help my teammates when they need it.”