THOMAS TUCHEL has responded to Romelu Lukaku’s comments that he is ‘not happy’ at Chelsea, and promised showdown talks with the striker.
The £97.5million summer signing made the shocking admission yesterday, claiming he was unhappy with how things were panning out at Chelsea.Tuchel has responded to Lukaku’s comments criticising Chelsea[/caption] The Chelsea boss has confirmed he will hold talks with Lukaku behind closed doors[/caption]
“It is not helpful but we don’t want to make more of it than it actually is.
“It is very easy to take lines out of context, make headlines.
“I don’t feel him unhappy, so I am surprised. We will not just read the headlines.
“We, here, will take time to see what’s going on. It doesn’t reflect his daily work at Cobham.
“We will [discuss it]. But we will do it behind closed doors.”
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Lukaku has scored five goals in eight Premier League starts for Chelsea since returning to the club in the summer.
His haul includes a fine header in his most recent outing, the 1-1 draw against Brighton on Wednesday.
But in an explosive interview with Sky Sports Italia, Lukaku said: “Physically I am fine. But I’m NOT happy with the situation at Chelsea.
“Tuchel has chosen to play with another system – I won’t give up, I’ll be professional.
“I am not happy with the situation but I am professional – and I can’t give up now.”
The 28-year-old also vowed to return to Inter before the end of his career.
Lukaku’s first season back at Stamford Bridge has been hampered by injury, and the striker also recently contracted Covid-19.
But despite that the Belgium international is unhappy at the club, and clearly isn’t a fan of Tuchel’s 3-4-3 formation.
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