Spanish La Liga coach, Bordalas, believed there is a gulf in class between Getafe and Inter Milan, making Lukaku comparison with his squad.
Bordalas definitely won’t sulk on Getafe’s recent loss to the Italian side because he believes there’s an enormous difference in financial prowess between his club and Inter Milan.
The Spanish coach was proud of his team’s overall performance but were done in by goals from ex-Everton man, Romelu Lukaku and ex-Tottenham midfielder, Christain Eriksen.
He highlighted the financial differences between the two clubs as his side missed a penalty in the Europa knock-out duel at Gelsenkirchen on Wednesday.
Lukaku signed for Inter from Manchester United for a reported €80 million (£72m/$95m) fee last year. He has since seen his ball enter the net 30 times this season for the Italian side.
Romelu Lukaku “cost the same as all of Getafe”, Jose Bordalas said after his side’s Europa League loss to Inter.
“We are sad because I think the team played a great game,” he said.
“We had Inter on the ropes during the second half. We had control of the game and, unfortunately, in our mistake in their first goal after practically nothing had been put forward, but the team did not fall and we had the penalty that would have put us fully into the possibility of passing this tie.
“It is a shame, but I am proud because the approach has been fantastic, the team has interpreted it great. I am very proud of the work of the players.
“The difference is very big, only Lukaku cost the same as all of Getafe.”
Lukaku, who equalled a Europa League record after scoring in his eighth straight match in the competition, spoke of his delight to reporters.
He said: “We knew it would be a difficult game, against an aggressive team,”
“The defence did a really good job and we did well at the front. I’m happy with my goal, and Christian’s too.
“I want to win and continue to help the team. The work we’re doing with the coach is really important. The team is growing and we need to move ahead with the same mentality and desire to improve.”