Thomas Tuchel surprised by Lukaku’s comments
Thomas Tuchel responded to an interview in which Romelu Lukaku claimed to be unhappy with his situation in west London.
A little about the topic
The German head coach admitted he was surprised by the forward’s comments about the club’s discontent, while vowing to speak to the £ 98 million star behind closed doors. Romelu returned to Stamford Bridge from Inter on a big-ticket summer transfer after two successful years in Italy, committing to a five-year deal with the Blues. However, Lukaku was not an automatic starter under the German as he dealt with a range of fitness issues and risked the wrath of club officials by expressing his frustration in the Italian media.
Lukaku is not happy with the situation
Romelu discussed his situation in early December, and confessed to the misfortune in west London. Lukaku also hinted at a possible return to Inter, saying that he is physically fine, even better than before. After two years in Italy, in which Romelu worked extensively in Inter with coaches and nutritionists. Lukaku is not happy with the situation, which is only natural. The head coach has decided to play a different system, but he needs to continue to work hard and be professional. According to Romelu Lukaku, he is not happy with the situation, but he is a vaccinator and should not give up.
What did Thomas Tuchel say?
Romelu’s remarks came as a shock to Thomas, who claims he saw no sign of dislike or anger from the forward in training. Speaking on Sunday ahead of Chelsea’s top-table clash with Liverpool, Germany’s head coach told reporters that they would speak with Romelu openly behind closed doors. Thomas is surprised because he doesn’t see him unhappy – on the contrary. They can take the time here to try to understand what is going on with Lukaku, it does not reflect the day-to-day attitude.
Thomas says that publishing the interview is an unwelcome distraction for his side, but he is reluctant to criticize Romelu at this stage in case his words have been misinterpreted. Tuchel added that of course they don’t like it. It makes noise they don’t need and it doesn’t help. According to Thomas Tuchel, they don’t want to make more of it than they actually do. It’s easy to take lines out of context, shorten lines, make headings and then realize that this is not so bad and perhaps not what he meant.