Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has admitted to being surprised by Romelu Lukaku’s comments about being unhappy at the club. Despite scoring in Chelsea’s home victory (football fixtures), Lukaku sparked some scandalous, latest football transfer news about an Inter return. And that’s because he feels the current playing system that Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel employs doesn’t suit him. In light of all this, Tuchel is in shock that Lukaku disagrees with his system at Chelsea. All the while, the German coach in vowing to talk to the £98 million ($132m) star “behind closed doors”.
Lukaku returned to Stamford Bridge from Inter in a big-money, five-year contract summer transfer after two successful years in Italy.
However, the 28-year-old has not been an automatic starter under Tuchel as he has dealt with many fitness issues.
Tuchel Is in Shock That Lukaku Disagrees with His System at Chelsea
Indeed, the Belgian international striker has risked the wrath of club officials by expressing his frustration in the Italian media.
Lukaku’s remarks have come as a shock to Tuchel. The coach claims to have seen no signs of any dejection or anger from the forward in training.
Tuchel has now spoken ahead of Chelsea’s top-of-the-table clash with Liverpool on Sunday.
And the German head coach told reporters: “We will talk with Lukaku openly behind closed doors. I am surprised because I don’t see him unhappy – the opposite.
“We here can take the time to try to understand what is going on with Romelu, it does not reflect the daily attitude.”
Tuchel says the publication of the interview is an unwanted distraction for his side.
Still, despite it all, he is reluctant to criticise Lukaku at this stage in case his words have been misinterpreted.
“We don’t like it of course. It brings noise that we don’t need and it’s not helpful,” the Blues head coach added.
“We don’t want to make more out of it than it actually is. It is easy to take lines out of context, shorten lines, make headlines and then realise later that it is not so bad and maybe not what he meant.”